Spindle whorl

Description
Spindle whorls were part of a tool for spinning wool into thread and are found on archaeological sites from prehistory until the recent past. This Iron Age spindle whorl is made from stone and is shown attached to a modern shaft to show how it would have looked when in use.
Accession Loan No.
106/1930
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Common Name
spindle whorl
Simple Name
spindle whorl
Full Name
spindle whorl
Dimensions
whole length 120 mm; whole diameter 30 mm
Period Classification
Iron Age (800 BC-43 AD)
Family Group

Material
stone
Collector / Excavator
Harris, WN
Collection Site Name
North Tawton
Collection Town
North Tawton
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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