LVPL-E584DC: Medieval spindle whorl

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SPINDLE WHORL

Unique ID: LVPL-E584DC

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A cast lead alloy spindle whorl dating from the Roman to the Post-Medieval period, (AD 43-1700). The object is circular in plan and bi-conical. It has a central circular perforation with an internal diameter of 9mm. One face of the object is decorated with a very worn moulded sunburst pattern. The opposite face is decorated with a sunburst design which in term appears to be divided up with cross-hatch moulding. The object has a light-white patina and is in fair condition.

Similar examples of spindle whorls have reportedly been found in contexts dated from the Roman through to the Post-Medieval period although the majority are typically dated broadly to the Medieval period c.1100-1500.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 9 mm
Weight: 35.8 g
Diameter: 30 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st February 2015 - Monday 9th February 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Geometric
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Sandbach

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

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

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