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Record ID: NMGW-5BE81F
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Wrexham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Stone spindle-whorl of uncertain date, Roman to early Post Medieval, c. 100 - 1700 The spindle-whorl is comparatively regular and circular (of 35.8 - 37.4mm diameter and weighing 27.8g) is made from a fine-grained, micaeous sandstone, now with ground surfaces. The spindle-whorl is of sub-rectangular section (13.9mm thick) with near-flat faces. The perforation is central and is circular (7.4mm diameter) with straight parallel sides. There is no surviving evidence of applied decoration to the surfaces. Margeson (1993, page 184)[1] has suggested that the weight of a spindle who…
Created on: Wednesday 26th November 2014
Last updated: Thursday 4th December 2014
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Record ID: NMGW3236
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Discoidal spindle whorl - stone (sandstone - dark red brown colour). Diameter 34-35mm; diameter of perforation 9mm; thickness (minimum) 10mm; weight 12.9 grams. One face of the spindel whorl is split, possibly by plough damage, and the surviving face is marked by the plough, although this may be a knife mark. Probably either medieval or later in date.
Created on: Tuesday 26th June 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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