A lead spindle-whorl found near Frisby on the Wreake, Leicestershire. (c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 2.0
A lead spindle-whorl found near Frisby-on-the-Wreake, Leicestershire
A small, plain, undecorated lead-alloy spindle-whorl. Fibres were spun into thread using a drop-spindle of which the whorls were made of bone, ceramic, lead or stone and acted as flywheels during spinning.