SF-8A8798: Spindle Whorl

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Unique ID: SF-8A8798

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete pottery spindle whorl of probable Roman or Early-Medieval date. Half of the object is missing due to old breaks. It is formed from a sherd of very micaceous Roman grey ware vessel with roughly rounded edges giving an approximately circular form. At the centre of the object is an incomplete circular perforation where the whorl would originally have been suspended. It measures 39.69mm in surviving width, 22.54mm in surviving length, 6.55mm in thickness, and weighs 7.05g. This spindle whorl is perhaps of Roman date, although it is equally possible that it was created in the later, Anglo-Saxon period utilising a sherd of Roman pottery.


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1066

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22.54 mm
Width: 39.69 mm
Thickness: 6.55 mm
Weight: 7.05 g

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Judith Plouviez

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finder's Ref. 025

Materials and construction

Primary material: Pottery

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Great Barton

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: SF
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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