SWYOR-EAEEC4: Medieval spindle whorl

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SPINDLE WHORL

Unique ID: SWYOR-EAEEC4

Object type certainty: Certain
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A lead alloy spindle whorl probably dating from the medieval period. It is plano-convex with a thickened median ridge. Both faces are decorated with raised dots and heart shapes. The central hole is closer to one side and has a recess in the side wall. This is a common type of spindle whorl, compare for example SWYOR-BDC721. Few have been found in dated contexts, but a medieval date of 1300 - 1500 is usually suggested. The whorl has a white patina.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 14.19 mm
Weight: 25.2 g
Diameter: 24.83 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st November 2010 - Tuesday 1st February 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1340

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Uttlesford (District)
Parish or ward: Ugley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL5229
Four figure Latitude: 51.93874816
Four figure longitude: 0.20975324
1:25K map: TL5229
1:10K map: TL52NW
WOEID: 26345714
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: Monday 2nd May 2011
Updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012

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