DUR-5CCFA5: Medieval spindle whorl-DUR-5CCFA5

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SPINDLE WHORL

Unique ID: DUR-5CCFA5

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

Lead Medieval spindle whorl.

It is circular in plan, with a central circular hole. It is biconical with decoration in relief on both faces with the same decoration. This consists of triangles around the central hole, inside of each is a dot. The outer edge is decorated with a border of two lines running round the edge, connected by a series of small lines.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 9.8 mm
Weight: 27 g
Diameter: 30.45 mm

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 East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County Durham (Unitary Authority)
District: County Durham (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Brignall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ0712
Four figure Latitude: 54.50327
Four figure longitude: -1.89342
1:25K map: NZ0712
1:10K map: NZ01SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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