Roman blue glass spindle whorl

Period: 1st - 2nd century AD

Roman blue glass spindle whorl
Roman blue glass spindle whorl
Roman blue glass spindle whorl
Roman blue glass spindle whorl
120.00 VAT margin scheme
Article codeP19-022
Roman blue glass spindle whorl.
Good condition, signs of use consistent with age and use.

Diameter: 25,2 mm
Height: 14,2 mm
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A hand-spindle is an implement for holding wool or flax to spin into thread. A spindle whorl was wedged on the symmetrical thickening near the lower end. The whorl adds momentum to the rotation of the spindle and is essential to the spinning process. The great majority of spindles were made of wood, only a small number were made of other materials such as bone or even silver. Whorls were made of wood, clay, stone or metal and have a hole in the centre.

Specifications

Period Roman
Category Artefacts
Material Glass
Country Roman Empire