This die was found in Asthall Barrow. The site had the cremated remains of a male dating from about AD 550 - 650.
Other items from the barrow suggest a high status individual was buried there. There was a Byzantine copper alloy bowl and a Frankish pottery bottle both of high quality and showing evidence of the travel of goods. The die is made from antler. Board games were popular in Anglo-Saxon times. Counters and dice were made of bone, antler, pottery or glass and survive better than boards which were probably made from wood.
On display in Gallery 41: England