Bone needle case
Post-medieval, probably 18th ot 19th century
Found during excavations by the Winchester Excavations Committee in the Brooks area of Winchester in the late 1960s
This lathe-turned object with bands of grooving has a screw thread at the top, for fitting a lid. For more information, see Professor Martin Biddle's (1990) book, Winchester Studies 7.ii, Object and Economy in Medieval Winchester, catalogue number 2532.