Spindle whorl

Description
Spindle whorls were used for spinning wool into thread. This one is made from the end of a cattle leg bone.
Accession Loan No.
53/2005/3/2
Collection Class
Exeter archaeology
Common Name
spindle whorl
Simple Name
spindle whorl
Full Name
spindle whorl
Dimensions
whole height 20 mm; whole diameter 35 mm
Period Classification
Saxo Norman (1066-1200)
Family Group

Material
bone (animal)
Collector / Excavator
Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit
Collection Site Name
Goldsmith Street
Collection Town
Exeter
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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