PUBLIC-AB2696: plain whorl

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-AB2696

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast lead alloy Medieval spindle whorl. It is biconical in shape, with a circular perforation in the centre. The whorl is undecorated and grey in colour.

It is 27.4mm in diameter, and 12.6mm high. The perforation is 11.0mm in diameter. It weighs 31.1g.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: with landowner
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 12.6 mm
Weight: 31.1 g
Diameter: 27.4 mm

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Patrick Brown
Identified by: Dr Patrick Brown

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Brampton Abbotts

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: with landowner
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: Saturday 3rd December 2011
Updated: Wednesday 13th June 2012

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