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    • Primary material: Pottery
    • County: Cornwall

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Record ID: CORN-C91C45
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Pottery spindle whorl, circular in section and flat in profile, with one side flatter and less eroded than the other. The central circular bore hole measures about 8 mm in diameter. The fabric is an orange colour throughout and contains mica, felspar, augite and quartzite inclusions, which suggest that it was made from gabbroic clay, originating from the Lizard in Cornwall. Romano-British, judging from the date of the majority of finds that it was found with. Quinnell (2004) illustrates a similar example from Trethurgy on page 143, Fig.68, No.31 which is dated to the later stage…
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2007
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd September 2015
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