SWYOR-75C9E1: Spindle whorl

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SPINDLE WHORL

Unique ID: SWYOR-75C9E1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A lead spindle whorl with an unusually thick medium band. Both faces are convex with a large central perforation. There is also decoration on both sides, with a ring of raised pellets around the perforation. It has a creamy, brown patina and measures 27.6mm diameter x 11.8mm, weighing 36.95g. In the past spindle whorls have been found in ploughsoil over the site of Roman buildings, and in an excavated context dating from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century at an Austin Friary (Geake, 2001). It is thus very difficult to date decorated whorls, and it seems that they could have been in use at any time between the Roman and Late Medieval periods.

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date from certainty: Certain
Date to: Circa AD 1500
Date to certainty: Certain

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 11.8 mm
Weight: 36.59 g
Diameter: 27.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 20th August 2008

Personal details

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Identified by: Mr Stuart Ward

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy

Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Woodhall Spa (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF1862
Four figure Latitude: 53.142091
Four figure longitude: -0.237335
1:25K map: TF1862
1:10K map: TF16SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

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Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: Thursday 16th October 2008
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011 by Daniel Pett

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