DUR-A73DB6: Post Medieval Lead Spindle Whorl

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Unique ID: DUR-A73DB6

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A lead spindle whorl dating to the Post Medieval period. The spindle whorl is circular in plan with a central circular perforation. It is convex and one side is decorated with raised dots and lines. The other side is decorated with V shaped lines stemming from the centre of the object out to the perimeter. There are a series of these V shapes, one inside the other. The metal is grey in colour and the object weighs 26.1g and measures 29.02mm in diameter and 8.98mm in thickness.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Donated to the Scheme for educational use


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 8.98 mm
Weight: 29.02 g
Diameter: 26.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st February 2011 - Thursday 30th June 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Emma Morris
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Secondary identifier: Miss Emma Morris

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Richmondshire (District)
Parish or ward: Catterick (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE2496
Four figure Latitude: 54.35897
Four figure longitude: -1.6322
1:25K map: SE2496
1:10K map: SE29NW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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