LVPL-9F9737: Lead spindle whorl

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Unique ID: LVPL-9F9737

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Lead spindle whorl from the Medieval period. Biconical in shape, it is decorated on both faces in relief. The decoration appears to be the same on both sides although one is more worn than the other. It consists of heart shapes, with the point towards the centre interspersed with raised dots. It has a central circular perforation with a diameter of 9mm.


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 11 mm
Weight: 28.6 g
Diameter: 27 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Plumley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ7175
Four figure Latitude: 53.271188
Four figure longitude: -2.436302
1:25K map: SJ7175
1:10K map: SJ77NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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