Spindle Whorl

This object, a large grey stone spindle whorl, is one of the most common finds from the Iron Age period due to their widespread usage. The whorl has a large straight central hole through its centre, flat faces and a rounded edge. The object is undecorated, although there are possible concentric circles around a hole on one the sides.   Spindle whorls.   Combed or carded fibre was spun on a spindle fitted with a whorl which gave it momentum as it turned. Most textiles of this period were made of wool. The raw fibre and clothes made from it were often traded between tribes.
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diameter (max): 35 mm diameter (hole): 12 mm depth (max): 18 mm
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stone & sandstone
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