Ancient Roman Sewing Needles, Spindle-Whorls, Loom-Weights & Weaving Implements



Ancient Roman, c. 1st - 3rd century AD. Long bronze sewing needle. Measures 117 mm (4 5/8") with nice olive-green patina. ex-Los Angeles, CA collection. Still could be used to sew today! #AR2671: $125

Ancient Roman, c. 1st - 3rd century AD. Long bronze sewing needle. 136 mm (5 3/8") with nice deep olive-green patina.
ex-J. Rilling collection, Orange County, CA. Still could be used to sew today! #AR2398: $125


Ancient Roman, c. 1st - 3rd century AD. Carved-bone sewing punch or awl. Beautiful dark brown patina with light earthen deposits. Measures 96 mm long and quite sharp! ex-Malter Galleries, Encino, CA; ex-Los Angeles, CA private collection. #1855A: $75


Ancient Rome, c. 1st-3rd century AD. A fantastic and rare Roman bronze "palm thimble." Most commonly used by sailmakers and leather workers. It was tied around the hand and tucked into the palm, and used by setting the eye end of a needle against the recessed end, and pushing the needle using the entire arm. This allowed the sewer to use a great amount of force without hurting the hand while pushing a thick needle through tough materials like leather, canvas or sail cloth. L: 35mm (1 3/8"), smooth olive-green patina, light earthen deposits. Ex-Los Angeles, CA private collection. #AR2948: $299



Ancient Rome, c. 1st-3rd century AD. A fantastic and rare Roman bronze "palm thimble." Most commonly used by sailmakers and leather workers. It was tied around the hand and tucked into the palm, and used by setting the eye end of a needle against the recessed end, and pushing the needle using the entire arm. This allowed the sewer to use a great amount of force without hurting the hand while pushing a thick needle through tough materials like leather, canvas or sail cloth. L: 43mm (1 5/8"), intricate incised details. Olive-green patina, light earthen deposits. Ex-Los Angeles, CA private collection. #AR2949: $299


Ancient Rome, c. 1st-3rd century AD. Rare bronze sewing thimble! Thick, round body covered with small indented punch-marks. W: 22mm (7/8"), about a US ring size 5. Olive-green patina, light earthen deposits. Ex-Los Angeles, CA collection. #JR2126: $150


Ancient Rome, 1st-2nd century AD. Beautiful carved-bone spindle whorl. Found in Syria. Gorgeous deep red comor with intricate "dot-within-dot" band around. 13 mm. diameter. ex-Malter Galleries, Encino, CA; ex-Los Angeles, CA collection. #2594: $90 SOLD


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Ancient Rome, 1st-2nd century AD. Beautiful carved-bone spindle whorl. Found in Syria. Lovely reddish tone with fine incised diagonal details all around. 18 mm diameter. #2566: $75 SOLD

Ancient Rome, 1st-2nd century AD. Beautiful carved-bone spindle whorl. Found in Syria. Deep black coloration with five carved "dot within dot" details around. 17 mm diameter. #2586: $75 SOLD


Ancient Roman sewing needles, 100-300 AD. Carved of bone.
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#1: Beautiful dark bone sewing punch or awl. Measures 96 mm long and sharp! #1855a: $75
(The 2 others are sold)

#2: Amazing and HUGE bone sewing needle. Measures a whopping 157 mm (6 1/8 inches) long! #1855b: $149 SOLD

#3: Nice Roman bone sewing needle, measures 119 mm (4 5/8 inches) long. #1855c: $99 SOLD



Ancient Roman, c. 1st - 3rd century AD. Lovely bronze sewing needle. 116 mm (4 1/2") long with nice reddish-brown patina.
ex-J. Rilling collection, Orange County, CA. Still could be used to sew today! #AR2399: $125
SOLD


Large Roman spindle whorl, c. 1st-3rd century AD. With an accompanying note reading 'Pottery spindle-whorl found in the ruins of the Roman Haltern Museum, Westphalia, 1945' and with 'Haltern, (Westp.) 1946' written on the piece in ink. 1 3/8" (35 mm). Ex Hertfordshire, England collection. #AR2171: $275 SOLD