Papal bulla converted to a spindle whorl

Photo: Birmingham Museums Trust CC By SA2.0
Object type: Spindle whorl
Period: Medieval
Primary material: Lead
Date found: 10/10/2022
Location: Herefordshire


This papal bulla of Pope Urban V (1362-1370) has had a circle cut in the centre. Bullas with large holes are relatively rare on the PAS and the suggestion is that it has been converted into a spindle whorl.