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SPINDLE WHORL

Unique ID: SF-55C472

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast lead spindle whorl of uncertain date. It is conical in form, unevenly cast with undecorated surfaces. At the centre of the whorl is a large circular aperture. The entire object measures 27.93mm in diameter, 7.82mm in height, and 23.06g in weight. It may be of any date from the Roman period onward, with a Medieval or later date perhaps most plausible.

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
Height: 7.82 mm
Weight: 23.06 g
Diameter: 27.93 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: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Blythburgh

Spatial coordinates


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: 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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