BERK-8C91C3: Early Medieval gaming piece

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GAMING PIECE

Unique ID: BERK-8C91C3

Object type certainty: Certain
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A possible Early Medieval lead gaming piece dating to c. 800 - 1100 AD. The object is circular in plan and domed with a flat base which has been hollowed. Inside the hollow dome there is a small indentation which could possibly be where the object was attached to another object. The gaming piece is possibly an Anglo-Scandinavian gaming piece and similar objects have been recorded on the PAS database, including NLM-C71CDE, NLM-B3DF94, NLM-B3D4A3, DUR-5F614C, LEIC-1B5446.

The object is 16.3mm in height, 23.7mm in width, 18.4mm in thickness, and weighs 22.21g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Scandinavian
Date from: Circa AD 800
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 18.9 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Helena Costas
Identified by: Ms Helena Costas

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 0033

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Basingstoke and Deane (District)
Parish or ward: Rooksdown (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6053
Four figure Latitude: 51.27299896
Four figure longitude: -1.14127367
1:25K map: SU6053
1:10K map: SU65SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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