Medieval London

Game Piece

Dublin Core

Title

Game Piece

Subject

Recreation and Games

Description

This is an image of game piece that would have been used during the medieval times to play board games, specifially backgammon. This particular game piece, displayed by the Museum of London is small, yellow in color, disc shaped, and made of bone. It is decorated with circles and line patterns and in the center of the piece is a dot ornament (hole). Additionally, the right side of the game piece is slightly chipped. The measurements of this piece are: 52 mm and 4 mm. This piece came from Saxo- Norman London at some point between the late 10th century and the early 11th century.

Date

High Medieval (1000-1300)

Contributor

Alexa Connors

Rights

Type

Still image

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Game Piece

Physical Dimensions

DM 52 mm
T 4 mm

Files

MEDEIVAL GAME PIECE.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Game Piece,” Medieval London, accessed April 15, 2021, https://medievallondon.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/50.

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