Viking ‘Inlaid Millefiori Panel’ Gaming Piece 016810

Viking ‘Inlaid Millefiori Panel’ Gaming Piece 016810
Viking 'Inlaid Millefiori Panel' Gaming Piece
Lead, 18.72 grams, 19.20 mm. Circa 8th-10th century AD. A lead cylinder with a panel of millefiori coloured glass embedded in the upper surface, perhaps a fragment of Anglo-Saxon or Scandinavian glass bead. The glass is multicoloured in blue-black, maroon-red and cream-white. This piece would have been used in the board-game hnefatafl. Reference: Pollington, S. Mead Hall – Feasting in Anglo-Saxon England, Hockwold-cum-Wilton, 2003, p.136, 220. Good very fine condition. Provenance: found Lincolnshire.

£175.00  
  

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