SPINDLE WHORL

Unique ID: SWYOR-75C9E1

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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 [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

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

Discovery dates

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

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Identified by: Mr Stuart Ward - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands
County: Lincolnshire
District: East Lindsey
Parish: Woodhall Spa

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

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Regularly improved[scope notes]

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Created: Thursday 16th October 2008
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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