SWYOR-70F083: A lead spindle whorl probably of Medieval date

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SPINDLE WHORL

Unique ID: SWYOR-70F083

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast lead spindle whorl of uncertain date, probably dating from the sixth to sixteenth century, AD 600 - 1600. It is of Coppergate type 1, having a circular, flat base and a domed upper surface. There is a central, circular perforation but no decoration. It is 27.8mm in diameter and 12.3mm high. It weighs 37.6gm.

Whorls of this shape are illustrated in Rogers, P. W. 2007, Cloth and Clothing in Early Anglo Saxon England, page 25.

Notes:

This object was recorded from images and details kindly provided by the rally organiser and has not been examined by the FLO.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 600
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 12.3 mm
Weight: 37.6 g
Diameter: 27.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 26th September 2014 - Sunday 28th September 2014

Rally details.

This object was found at YS Rally at "Burniston", (Harwood Dale) 26-28/09/2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Identified by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Scarborough (District)
Parish or ward: Harwood Dale (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9695
Four figure Latitude: 54.34152699
Four figure longitude: -0.52484161
1:25K map: SE9695
1:10K map: SE99NE
Grid reference source: Recorded at a rally
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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