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Object of the month: Anglo-Saxon runic spindle whorl

The Heritage Trust

 
Anglo-Saxon spindle whorl with runic inscription
Private collection Great Britain
 
Measuring approximately 3.5cm in diameter, this Anglo-Saxon, biconvex cast lead spindle whorl, has an inscription on one side (in five runes) and on the other side a more commonly occurring star motif. The inscription may be a personal name or possibly a spell.
 
 
 
Spinning with a whorl (c) on a spindle (b) and distaff (a)
 

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