YORYM-4A3F94: Uncertain Date : Spindle Whorl or Weight

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Unique ID: YORYM-4A3F94

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete lead weight or spindle whorl of uncertain date. The object is conical shaped with a flat base and circular perforation in the centre. The overall shaping is uneven, sub-circular and quite crudely made, creating a sub-circular perforation. All the surfaces are worn and undecorated.

The metal is worn and creamy grey in colour. The object is 28.2 mm in diameter, 8.2 mm thick and weighs 24.1 g. The perforation is 12.7 mm 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: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 8.2 mm
Weight: 24.1 g
Diameter: 28.2 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Gail Hitchens
Identified by: Miss Gail Hitchens

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT: E05544

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Bilton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TA1334
Four figure Latitude: 53.79005672
Four figure longitude: -0.28618679
1:25K map: TA1334
1:10K map: TA13SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

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

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