LEIC-425597: Early medieval lead alloy spindle whorl, 500-1000

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Unique ID: LEIC-425597

Object type certainty: Probably
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Early medieval to post medieval weight or spindle whorl. Thickness: 11 mm, diameter: 26 mm, internal diameter: 5 mm, weight: 41.64 grams.

The object is circular in form and sub rectangular in cross section, with a small flat upper surface. It has a central circular hole running through its centre whch is 3mm in diameter at its upper surface and 5mm in diameter at its base. It has a rounded projecting 'collar' along its base and possible damage or deliberate indents in two places near the top.

The object has an unusual form for a whorl, but it could have functioned as one, perhaps it is more likely a weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 11 mm
Weight: 41.64 g
Diameter: 26 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 30th October 2017 - Monday 30th October 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Elisabeth Janovsky
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Hinckley and Bosworth (District)
To be known as: Leicestershire

Spatial coordinates


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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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