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Unique ID: NMGW3210

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Perforated lead, or lead alloy, conical weight. The upper surface of the weight is embellished with, now worn, cast decoration apparently consisting of a series of radiating panels and boss motifs. Probably a Tudor spindle whorl. Maximum diameter 31mm, thickness 12mm, diameter of perforation 8mm, weight 40.3 grams.


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Subsequent actions

Current location of find: returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Post AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 12 mm
Weight: 40.3 g
Diameter: 31 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st September 1999

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMGWPA: 99.65.5

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: the Vale of Glamorgan (Unitary Authority)
District: the Vale of Glamorgan (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Llantwit Major (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SS9668
Four figure Latitude: 51.401465
Four figure longitude: -3.496444
1:25K map: SS9668
1:10K map: SS96NE
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: returned to finder
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Unknown

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: 18 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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