Viking 'Discoid' Gaming Piece 016811

Viking 'Discoid' Gaming Piece 016811
Viking 'Discoid' Gaming Piece
Lead and copper-alloy, 45.31 grams, 28.98 mm. 9th-11th century AD. A discoid lead gaming piece with chamfered edge, inset discoid mount in the upper face. Boardgames were a popular pastime in Britain and Scandinavia during the Anglo-Saxon and Viking periods. Reference: Hammond, B. British Artefacts vol.2 - Middle Saxon & Viking, p.98-9. Fine condition. Provenance: found County Durham, UK.


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