SPINDLE WHORL

Unique ID: PUBLIC-AB2696

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast lead alloy Medieval spindle whorl. It is biconical in shape, with a circular perforation in the centre. The whorl is undecorated and grey in colour.

It is 27.4mm in diameter, and 12.6mm high. The perforation is 11.0mm in diameter. It weighs 31.1g.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: with landowner
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Height: 12.6 mm
Weight: 31.1 g
Diameter: 27.4 mm
Quantity: 1

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Patrick Brown - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Dr Patrick Brown - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Materials and construction

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

A resized image of plain whorl

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Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands
County: County Of Herefordshire
District: County Of Herefordshire
To be known as: Brampton Abbotts

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m[scope notes]

References cited

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Created: Saturday 3rd December 2011
Updated: Wednesday 13th June 2012

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