Recreation and Games
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.
High Medieval (1000-1300)
Museum of London: About the Collections
Still Image Item Type Metadata
DM 52 mm
T 4 mm
T 4 mm
“Game Piece,” Medieval London, accessed April 15, 2021, https://medievallondon.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/50.