WILT-5ABC01: Early-medieval spindle whorl

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Unique ID: WILT-5ABC01

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An incomplete probably early medieval glass spindle whorl dating to the period c. AD 410 - 1066. The spindle whorl is circular in plan and broadly D-shaped in cross-section with a hole through the middle. The glass is opaque in colour. The spindle whorl is of uneven thickness with a maximum thickness of 12.67mm and a minimum thickness of 9.12mm. The band width is also uneven with a maximum width of 14.38mm and a minimum width of 12.31mm. The areas of maximum band width are also the areas where the band is thickest. The spindle whorl exhibits some damage at the point where the band is thinnest. At this point it is chipped and cracked across the width of the band. The diameter of the spindle whorl is 35.68mm with an internal diameter of 9.58mm. It weighs 21.89g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 410
Date to: Circa AD 1066

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 12.67 mm
Weight: 21.89 g
Diameter: 35.68 mm

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Recorded by: Miss Julie Shoemark
Identified by: Miss Julie Shoemark

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 3890

Materials and construction

Primary material: Glass
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Barford St. Martin (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0434
Four figure Latitude: 51.10528603
Four figure longitude: -1.94424543
1:25K map: SU0434
1:10K map: SU03SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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

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