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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: 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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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-7B3340
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: PREHISTORIC
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
15 Prehistoric stone flakes
Created on: Wednesday 30th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-8D67F8
Object type: CORE
Broad period: PREHISTORIC
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Prehistoric stone core. Multi-directional
Created on: Thursday 31st July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-8D6E97
Object type: CORE
Broad period: PREHISTORIC
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Prehistoric stone core. Multi-Directional
Created on: Thursday 31st July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-8D74C1
Object type: CORE
Broad period: PREHISTORIC
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Prehistoric stone core. Multi-Directional
Created on: Thursday 31st July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-F3DCF2
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: PREHISTORIC
County: Neath Port Talbot
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment
Created on: Friday 29th August 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-8960A6
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: PREHISTORIC
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Recorded at the Hidden Treasure Finds Day at National Museums & Galleries of Wales. Flake of adinole
Created on: Monday 17th November 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-896558
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: PREHISTORIC
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Recorded at the Hidden Treasure Finds Day at National Museums & Galleries of Wales.
Created on: Monday 17th November 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-8A16D3
Object type: CORE
Broad period: PREHISTORIC
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Recorded at the Hidden Treasure Finds Day at National Museums & Galleries of Wales. Chert core
Created on: Monday 17th November 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-688E06
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PREHISTORIC
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
2 Prehistoric stone flakes
Created on: Thursday 17th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-50E596
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PREHISTORIC
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Prehistoric chert blade
Created on: Monday 28th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-52B4E7
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PREHISTORIC
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
2 Prehistoric chert flakes
Created on: Monday 28th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-542604
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: PREHISTORIC
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
1 chert blade
Created on: Monday 28th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW351
Object type: TROUGH
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Basin or trough - the small size of the basin suggests that it may have been used to collect water from a hand pump. Crudely carved out from a piece of local stone - possibly a Presili 'bluestone'. It contains a drainage hole on the side and has been truncated. Probably 18th or 19th century
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW357
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Stone ball. Diameter 33mm. The function of the ball is uncertain; however, it is possibly a baking ball used to hold down empty pastry cases to stop them rising in the oven. Dating is problematic but if it is a baking ball then it may be relatively recent in date.
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-9A96E6
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver bezel of a finger ring containing an orangey-red, cornelian, intaglio. The edge of the bezel is decorated by a line of triangles running round its bottom edge and the back by an engraved floral pattern. The intaglio depicts a winged male figure, probably Cupid, a large bunch of grapes and an animal, probably a hare. The intaglio would appear to be Roman, depicting Cupid, a bunch of grapes and a hare. The same combination can be seen on an intaglio from Bath (Henig 1978, 200 no.113) where cupid is holding a bunch of grapes and a hare is jumping up to reach it. On the present int…
Created on: Wednesday 4th February 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 6th July 2011
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