LVPL-E0C351: Roman to Post Medieval: Spindle Whorl or Weight

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Unique ID: LVPL-E0C351

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast lead or lead alloy line weight of Roman to Post Medieval date (1st to 17th Centuries AD).

The weight is discoid in shape. The central hole is broadly circular and is positioned centrally. The internal diameter measures 3.10mm. No decoration appears to be present on either side.

The weight measures 12.91mm in diameter and 5.08mm thickness. It weighs 4.3 grams.

It is mid to light grey colour, with an even patina. It has signs of being abraded and rolled in the plough soil.

This type of weight has been in use for a long period of time and can have multiple functions or uses including as spindlewhorls.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 5.08 mm
Weight: 4.3 g
Diameter: 12.91 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 20th February 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Skirpenbeck (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE7356
Four figure Latitude: 53.99489
Four figure longitude: -0.887976
1:25K map: SE7356
1:10K map: SE75NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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