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Record ID: NMGW-5B910B
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Stone rotary quern fragment probably of Roman date The stone is from a rotary quern and is probably a fragmentary upper-stone in coarse-grained sandstone, now of sub-triangular form (with a maximum surviving length of 99.0mm, a maximum surviving width of 91.5mm and a weight of 357.0g). One of the edges is curved and is likely to be the original outer edge of the quern. The stone is of rectangular section and is thickest at the outside edge, which is without a raised lip (with a thickness of 33.1mm compared with a thickness of 30.1mm at the inside). The grinding face has radial gr…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd September 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-C8902D
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Stone button of uncertain date The button is sub-circular in plan and pointed oval in section (with a diameter of 14.5mm - 16.0mm, a thickness of 5.5mm and a weight of 2.4g) and appears to be made of a fine-grained black shale. Both faces are convex and have been polished to achieve the form. One face has two small parallel holes (of c. 0.8mm diameter) drilled through, from just above the edges. The line of the channels has been crudely scored into the surface above each channel. No other decoration is evident. The surface is abraded chipped. The 'button' is unusual and is difficult …
Created on: Monday 1st December 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 15th May 2019
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Record ID: NMGW3111
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Discoidal perforated stone. Diameter 24mm, thickness 14mm, internal diameter 5mm, weight 12.5 grams. Although conventionally identified as spindle whorls, perforated stone weights like this example could have been used for other functions such as fishing or net weights (Manning et al. 1995, 251). Roman spindle whorls are usually made from sherds of pottery; however, examples made from lead, brass coins, jet, bone and stone are also known (cf. Wheeler 1930, 106-107; Manning et al. 1995). A close parallel is recorded from Roman Aldborough (Bishop 1996, 32, no.173, fig.17); however, alth…
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3112
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Irregular discoidal perforated stone. Diameter 22.5-24mm, thickness 12mm, internal diameter 5.5mm, weight 8.9 grams. The slightly irregular form of this example suggests that an identification as a spindle whorl may be somewhat problematic and this perforated stone could have been used as a fishing or net weight (cf. Manning et al. 1995, 251).
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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