Unique ID: WMID-2D8795

Object type certainty: Certain
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A moulded lead spindle whorl of uncertain date. The whorl has no decoration which is suggestive of a date and in the absence of an archaeological context dating of undecorated spindle whorls is problematic as they were in use from at least the Roman period until the post-medieval period. A broad date range for this object is therefore given. It measures 22.82 mm in diameter and 4.55 mm thick. It has a slightly off-centre perforation which measures 8 mm. The whorl weighs 13 grams. It has a white colour.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Thickness: 4.55 mm
Weight: 13 g
Diameter: 22.82 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 6th July 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Tom Brindle - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Dr Tom Brindle - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands
County: Staffordshire
District: East Staffordshire
Parish: Yoxall

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK1419
Four figure Latitude: 52.768417 Four figure longitude: -1.793943
1:25K map: SK1419
1:10K map: SK11NW
WOEID: 26346138
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

Adjacent Domesday Book places

Domesday data within 2 km of discovery point is surfaced via the excellent Open Domesday website.

References cited

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Created: Monday 10th October 2011
Updated: Tuesday 11th October 2011

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