ESS-E8F522: Unknown Spindle Whorl

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SPINDLE WHORL

Unique ID: ESS-E8F522

Object type certainty: Certain
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A ceramic spindle whorl dating from the Roman to Medieva periods (43 - 1500 AD). The spindle whorl is flat and sub circular with a circular hole through the centre. The whorl has been formed from a fine white paste sherd. It measures 32mm in diameter.

Spindle whorls were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the Post Medieval period which makes them difficult to date without contextual evidence. This spindle whorl appears to have been made from a piece of Roman pottery and so a slightly shorter date range has been suggested.

Notes:

Object recorded from images and information supplied by finder, artefact not seen by FLO.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 32 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 1991 - Saturday 1st January 2000

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Sarah R Deacon
Identified by: Mr Mike Cuddeford
Secondary identifier: Miss Sarah R Deacon

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finder's Reference 044-A0006

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
Parish or ward: Castle Camps (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL6242
Four figure Latitude: 52.05270943
Four figure longitude: 0.36123347
1:25K map: TL6242
1:10K map: TL64SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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