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A Rare large Neolithic stone Spindle Whorl from Cissbury, Sussex. SOLD
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c.3700 - 3200 B.C. A large stone Spindle Whorl fashioned from a rough disc of whitish stone with a carefully bored central hole for insertion of a wooden shaft. Wool fibres would have been attached to the end of the shaft and then the whole thing spun in order to weave the fibres togther into yarn suitable for weaving into woollen garments. Excavated at the famous and historic site of Cissbury Ring, West Sussex in the 1890's and from an old Sussex collection. A rare and unusual item and a much larger than normal example. 87mm x 75mm x 15mm.