DUR-F70D17: DUR-F70D17

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SPINDLE WHORL

Unique ID: DUR-F70D17

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Cast lead Medieval spindle whorl.

It is circular in plan and biconical with a central circular hole. It has cast decoration on both faces. One face has an abstract pattern of lines, possibly meant to represent letters but it does not form any words. The other face has two concentric rows of circular dots with a raised border.

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: 9.47 mm
Weight: 27.6 g
Diameter: 27.52 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st June 2010

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: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Richmondshire (District)
Parish or ward: Richmond (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ1601
Four figure Latitude: 54.404214
Four figure longitude: -1.75503
1:25K map: NZ1601
1:10K map: NZ10SE
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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