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Spindle whorl: GR.37a.1921

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Spindle whorl

Measurements and weight

Height: 0.013 m
Width: 0.022 m

Relative size of this object

2.2 cm1.3 cm1 mm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1921) by Lamb, Winifred

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Identification numbers

Accession number: GR.37a.1921
Primary reference Number: 68745
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 21 October 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Spindle whorl" Web page available at: Accessed: 2021-12-06 17:53:54

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