SWYOR-913E72: SWYOR-913E72 Medieval Spindle Whorl

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SPINDLE WHORL

Unique ID: SWYOR-913E72

Object type certainty: Probably
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A small cast lead, spindle whorl dating from Early Medieval period, about AD 700 - 850. This object is of uneven thickness and the central hole is off centre towards the thinner side of the object. It has one flat face, and one uneven face, but is probably of Walton Rogers form A2. The diameter is 14.6mm, thickness 8.5mm, weight 9g and it has an central perforation with an internal diameter of 6.2mm.

It appears that this is probably a very small spindle whorl of form A2 as described in Walton Rogers (2007). The diameter of the central perforation suggests it may date from the early to  Mid Saxon periods.

Class: Walton Rogers form A2

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 700
Date to: Circa AD 850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 8.5 mm
Weight: 9 g
Diameter: 14.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 14th August 2021 - Saturday 14th August 2021

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS Form 3707

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
District: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Armthorpe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE6105
Four figure Latitude: 53.53811496
Four figure longitude: -1.08105114
1:25K map: SE6105
1:10K map: SE60NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Walton Rogers, P. 2007 Cloth and Clothing in Early Anglo-Saxon England: AD 450-700 York Council for British Archaeology page 25 figure 2:18

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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