YORYM-E0A413: Uncertain Date : Spindle Whorl or weight

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Unique ID: YORYM-E0A413

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete lead-alloy weight or spindle whorl of uncertain date. The object is conical with irregular sloping sides, one which comes to a straight edge, and a central perforation running through it. All surfaces appear undecorated and are worn.

The metal is a mid-brown colour. The object is 26.7mm long, 22.9mm wide, 8.9mm thick and weighs 26.9g. The perforation is 6.3mm in diameter.

Lead spindle whorls and weights were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the post-medieval period and are difficult to date with any certainty without supporting archaeological context. The function of such objects is also difficult to determine as the forms are common and may have served as spindle whorls or weights used for fishing or goods.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.7 mm
Width: 22.9 mm
Thickness: 8.9 mm
Weight: 26.9 g
Diameter: 6.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st November 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E05559

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Scarborough (District)
Parish or ward: Suffield-cum-Everley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9891
Four figure Latitude: 54.30521093
Four figure longitude: -0.49540149
1:25K map: SE9891
1:10K map: SE99SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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