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    • Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
    • Primary material: Pottery
    • County: Shropshire

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Record ID: HESH-8BE8E7
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
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Spindle whorl made from a piece of coarse-ware pottery or tile of Roman date (50-450 AD). The spindle whorl is sub-circular in plan, its diameter measures 33.4mm and is 10.9mm thick. There is a circular hole pierced through the whorl and this is set slightly off centre. The diameter of the hole measures 7.1mm. The whorl weighs 15.42 grams. The whorl is undecorated and the edges are worn. The fabric of the pottery is relatively hard earthenware with a number of small angular and sub-angular grit ironstone and quartz inclusions. The pottery / spindle whorl is a mid orange colour. I…
Created on: Monday 14th November 2005
Last updated: Friday 6th October 2017
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