LVPL-98B696: spindle whorl

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SPINDLE WHORL

Unique ID: LVPL-98B696

Object type certainty: Certain
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Cast lead spindle whorl probably dating to the Medieval period, (1100-1500). The object is circular in plan and conical. It has a large central circular perforation. The upper face is decorated with decorative ridges which radiate out from the perforation. The lower face is flat and undecorated. It has a white patina. Similar examples of spindle whorls have reportedly been found in contexts dated from the Roman through to the Post-Medieval period although the majority are typically dated broadly to the Medieval period c.1066-1500.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 8.08 mm
Weight: 19.5 g
Diameter: 22.65 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 18th September 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Sandbach

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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