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SPINDLE WHORL

Unique ID: SUSS-00552F

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A complete lead conical spindle whorl probably dating to the Medieval period c. AD 1100-1500.

The object is circular in plan with a circular perforation and eight broadly equidistant circumferential lobes; two of which are fused together.

Measurements: diameter: 27mm; thickness: 12mm and weight: 31.7g. 

Lead spindle whorls can date from the Roman period to the Post Medieval Period and are hard to date precisely. However, the wide central perforation indicates a post-saxon date. A cast lead lobed whorl is illustrated in Read (2021: 272, no: 1554) and dated c. AD 1100-1500.  A similar example on the database is: GLO-21E144 which has been given a broader date range. 

Notes:

This record is created by information kindly provided by the finder and has not been seen in person by the FLO.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 12 mm
Weight: 31.7 g
Diameter: 27 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 30th August 2021

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Chichester (District)
Parish or ward: Fernhurst (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU8929
Four figure Latitude: 51.05345893
Four figure longitude: -0.73157633
1:25K map: SU8929
1:10K map: SU82NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Read, B. 2021 Identifying Detector Finds: A Catalogue of Metal Detecting Finds from the United Kingdom Coggeshall Greenlight Publishing No 1554

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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