chess-piece / cast
Chess-piece; cast; original was jet; ring-and-dot; incised lines; base of rectangular section; one side curved to top.
- Height: 4.4 centimetres
The original chesspiece was perhaps a knight. There are a number of similar pieces in ivory with comparable patterns of simple incised lines and disks (see Ivory Catalogue nos 225 ff.). Dalton dates these to no later than the 14th century. PSH 31.8.91.
Bibliography: Murray 1913.
- Original from: Mote Hill
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Cheshire,Warrington (Cheshire),Mote Hill)
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCM3692
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