WMID-2D8795: Lead spindle whorl of uncertain date

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SPINDLE WHORL

Unique ID: WMID-2D8795

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

A moulded lead spindle whorl of uncertain date. The whorl has no decoration which is suggestive of a date and in the absence of an archaeological context dating of undecorated spindle whorls is problematic as they were in use from at least the Roman period until the post-medieval period. A broad date range for this object is therefore given. It measures 22.82 mm in diameter and 4.55 mm thick. It has a slightly off-centre perforation which measures 8 mm. The whorl weighs 13 grams. It has a white colour.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date from certainty: Certain
Date to: Circa AD 1700
Date to certainty: Certain

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.55 mm
Weight: 13 g
Diameter: 22.82 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 6th July 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Tom Brindle
Identified by: Dr Tom Brindle

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: East Staffordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Yoxall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK1419
Four figure Latitude: 52.768417
Four figure longitude: -1.793943
1:25K map: SK1419
1:10K map: SK11NW
WOEID: 26346138
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: WMID
Created: Monday 10th October 2011
Updated: Tuesday 11th October 2011

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