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SPINDLE WHORL

Unique ID: SF-A06460

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast lead weight or spindle whorl of Roman or later date. It is biconical in form with a prominent circumferential rib and large central circular aperture that is encrusted with soil. All surfaces are extremely worn and have some areas of corrosion. It measures 17.05mm in length, 22.57mm in diameter, and 38.35g in weight. This is a lead weight, probably a spindle whorl or similar, that may be of any date from the Roman period onwards.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.05 mm
Weight: 38.35 g
Diameter: 22.57 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st August 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Pettaugh

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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