NCL-7DCD09: Spindle whorl

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Unique ID: NCL-7DCD09

Object type certainty: Certain
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A medieval cast lead-alloy spindle whorl. The weight is circular in plan, although chipped and abraded around the perimeter It is bi-conical in profile. The artefact is decorated by a single circle of pellets on each side, many of which have worn flat.

Diameter 27.84mm; Diameter of central hole - 8.66mm; Thickness - 10.61mm; weight 32.57g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 10.61 mm
Weight: 32.57 g
Diameter: 27.84 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 15th October 2037

Personal details

Recorded by: Mr Andrew Agate
Identified by: Mr Andrew Agate

Other reference numbers

Other reference: #8816

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
District: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Earle (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NT9925
Four figure Latitude: 55.51875109
Four figure longitude: -2.01739367
1:25K map: NT9925
1:10K map: NT92NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: metal detecting
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NCL
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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