Catherine wheel

1) The figure of a wheel with spikes projecting from its circumference, as in the legend of St Catherine’s martyrdom.

In the example quoted it was a decorative motif on a girdle or belt: 1459 j zonam nigram argenti cum Kateren wheyls et deauratam, Hull.

places Hull
dates 1459

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