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SPINDLE WHORL

Unique ID: PUBLIC-2A3A03

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast lead spindle whorl or possibly weight. It has a slightly domed top and flat base with a tapering circular hole running through it, slightly off centre. Plain spindle whorls and weights were cast locally in lead from the Roman period onwards and are hard to date precisely although most are late Medieval - Post Medieval.


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 to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 10.6 mm
Weight: 30.7 g
Diameter: 24.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 13th May 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Kevin Clark
Identified by: Mr Kevin Clark

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Gravesham (District)
To be known as: Taylors Lane

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: In a wheat stubble field
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: Tuesday 15th May 2012
Updated: Thursday 21st June 2012

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