This spindle whorl is one of at least 15 found at the back of Victoria Cave, Yorkshire, along with many other small Romano-British artefacts, mostly in areas that were dark and difficult to reach. Many Roman soldiers came from places with strong beliefs about caves, and they appear to have initiated a new cave cult here at Victoria Cave.
Dearne, M J and Lord, T C (eds.) 1998. The Romano-British Archaeology of Victoria Cave, Settle. Research into the site and its artefacts. British Archaeological Reports. British Series 278
Archived in the Tot lord Collection, Yorkshire.
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