LEIC-822DE5: 822DE5 spindle whorl

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Unique ID: LEIC-822DE5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Medieval lead alloy spindle whorl, 29mm in diameter, 8mm thick with a weight of 34.4 grams. The whorl has two tiered pellet decoration. There is an outer ring of circular pellets within which is a raised circular ridge, bounding a second ring of circular pellets interspersed with V-shaped motifs radiating from the central hole. The other face is very worn but appears to have raised line decoration, again there appears to be a raised central section but this is very worn.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1100
Date to: AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 8 mm
Weight: 34.4 g
Diameter: 29 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 4th January 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 1129

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)
Parish or ward: Frisby on the Wreake (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK7116
Four figure Latitude: 52.73698059
Four figure longitude: -0.94987459
1:25K map: SK7116
1:10K map: SK71NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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