MHG60616 - Spindle Whorl and Flint Blade - Auldearn
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)
- None recorded
Casual find of a steatite spindle whorl of slightly irregular annular form with flat faces and rounded edges (still bearing slight facets from manufacture). Cylindrical perforation (D 11-12mm) with some wear polish. D 32.5- 33.5mm, H 15mm, Wt 25.25g. The use of steatite (soapstone) is unusual; the nearest possible source is Portsoy.
Claimed as Treasure Trove (TT 193/16) and allocated to Inverness Museum. <1>
Information from the Treasure Trove database describes a worked stone object, torus shape. Very worn with smooth sides. Possible trace of notch decoratoin Possible steatite. 33.4mm x 5.1mm 25.3g. Also a dark flint tool, blade with outer skin present. 35.5mm x 19.9mm x 8mm. Chance finds. <2>
The spindle whorl is listed under Acc. No. 2018.009 in the Inverness Museum catalogue. <3>
- <1> SHG28250 Text/Publication/Article: Hunter, F. 2017. Auldearn, Kinsteary, Casual Find, Discovery Excav Scot, New, vol. 18. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 102. Paper (Copy). pp. 102. XY
- <2> SHG28208 Dataset/Database File: Treasure Trove. 2019. Highland Finds from Treasure Trove Annual Reports 2004-18. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 193/16.
- <3> SHG25836 Collection/Catalogue: Inverness Museum & Art Gallery. Inverness Museum & Art Gallery Accession registers. 2018.009.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 9240 5480 (60m by 60m)|
- SPINDLE WHORL (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)
- BLADE (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)
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