Sir John Evans Centenary Project - image background is marbled paper from one of John Evans's books John Evans Numismatic Society Medal 1899

Sir John Evans's Collections of Artefacts


Anglo-Saxon Spindlewhorl

Country of Origin: Britain

Description: Large web-decorated glass spindlewhorl

Dimensions: 3.5cm diameter

Object Period: Anglo-Saxon

Provenance: Haslingfield, Cambridgeshire

Museum Accession No.: AN1909.224

Aquisition History: Presented to the Ashmolean by Sir Arthur Evans in 1909.

Other Information: This is one of several objects in the John Evans' collection from this site, including a decorated bucket (AN1909.305) and a cruciform brooch (AN1909.239i) (Both these objects can be viewed on this website).