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SPINDLE WHORL

Unique ID: SF-46304D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete cast lead-alloy probable spindle whorl probably dating from the Early Medieval to Medieval periods, c. 500-1500. It is circular in plan and broadly plano-convex in section, with a rounded upper surface and flat base. At its midpoint, there is a medium-sized circular aperture that extends through the whole object. No decoration is visible on either face. Preserved in fair condition with a cracked greyish patina, it measures 30.89mm in diameter, stands 12.93mm high at its midpoint, and weighs 48.53g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 500
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 12.93 mm
Weight: 48.53 g
Diameter: 30.89 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 11th May 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
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: Hinderclay

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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: SF
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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