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Early Medieval (400AD - 1099AD)

Craft, industry and trade

Two gaming pieces

Period:
Early Medieval
Description:

Two gaming pieces. The larger piece, which is slightly burnt, is made from the domed end of a femoral bone. The smaller one is made from an animal tooth which has been sawn down and turned and polished on a lathe. these two pieces date to the middle of the 9th century.

 

Materials/Media:
Animal tooth; Bone
Source:
The Whithorn Trust
Digital Number:
WTAH049


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