YORYM-8B5897: Medieval : spindle whorl

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SPINDLE WHORL

Unique ID: YORYM-8B5897

Object type certainty: Certain
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Complete lead spindle whorl of uncertain date, probably Roman to Medieval (c. 43 - 1500 AD). The spindle whorl is conical in shape, with a flat bottom and top face and angled sides. There is a central circular aperture which is 11.54mm in diameter. The surface of the spindle-whorl is pitted and notched. It is light grey in colour, with a diameter of 26.76mm and a thickness of 12.56mm. The spindle whorl weighs 39.99g. Spindle whorls were used over a very wide period and are difficult to date without secure archaeological context.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 12.56 mm
Weight: 39.99 g
Diameter: 26.76 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Lydia Prosser
Identified by: Miss Lydia Prosser

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E05583

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Ryedale (District)
Parish or ward: Ebberston and Yedingham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE8883
Four figure Latitude: 54.23515127
Four figure longitude: -0.6513839
1:25K map: SE8883
1:10K map: SE88SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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

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Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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