Viking ‘Embedded Gilt-Bronze’ Gaming Piece 009677

Viking ‘Embedded Gilt-Bronze’ Gaming Piece 009677
Viking ‘Embedded Gilt-Bronze’ Gaming Piece
Lead, 19.21 grams, 17.21 mm. Circa 8th-10th century AD. A lead disc with a dished top, with a panel of gilded copper-alloy embedded in the upper surface; this is probably a portion of an Irish or Anglo-Saxon treasure re-used by a Scandinavian craftsman. This distinctive piece would have been very suitable for use as the hnefi or ‘king-piece’. Reference: Pollington, S. Mead Hall – Feasting in Anglo-Saxon England, Hockwold-cum-Wilton, 2003, p.136, 220. Ex K Derby collection. Very fine condition.

£225.00  
  

This item is accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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