MHG61475 - Spindle Whorl - Nairn


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Several medieval and later finds were discovered during metal decting around Balblair. This included a unusual example of a medieval spindle whorl, which was flat and one sided and likely made using one part of a two part mould. It was submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 109/14) and allocated to Nairn Museum. See attached TT report for details. <1> <2>

This spindle whorl is on display in Nairn Museum. <3>

Four figure grid reference given is marginal. A full GR for the spindle whorl is held by Treasure Trove. GW 24/07/20

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NH 8700 5500 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH85NE
Civil Parish NAIRN
Geographical Area NAIRN

Finds (1)

  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)

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