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Record ID: HESH-087A86
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
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Perforated stone spindle whorl or net weight of unknown date – probably Mesolithic – Modern (6500 BC – 1800 AD). The stone used to make the artefact is a micaceous sandstone which is a mid brown grey colour. The weight is irregular being broadly sub-circular in plan and D shaped in cross section. The central hole is drilled from both ends, is broadly circular in shaped and waisted (egg-timer) in cross section. The maximum diameter of the hole measures 8.4mm. The whorl is not decorated and the surface is rough. Spindle whorls are used for a long period of time and as such are very…
Created on: Thursday 22nd October 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Huntington', grid reference and parish protected.

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