YORYM-DE2298: Spindle Whorl : Medieval

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Unique ID: YORYM-DE2298

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An incomplete cast lead spindle whorl of Medieval date (AD 1200-1500). The object is plano-convex and appears to be a mis-cast as there is clear evidence of the location of part of the central perforation and outer border, both of which have roughly cast/molten lead within/around them. There is decoration in the form of raised radial lines with groups of three pellets. The reverse is smooth, flat and undecorated.The metal is a light cream in colour.

See FAKL-649923 for a similar example.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33.61 mm
Width: 24.06 mm
Thickness: 7.54 mm
Weight: 23.05 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Miss Ellie Cox

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Driffield

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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