SWYOR-D699F8: Roman lead alloy spindle whorl

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SPINDLE WHORL

Unique ID: SWYOR-D699F8

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A lead alloy discoidal spindle whorl of probable Roman date, about AD 43 - 410. It fits into Walton Rogers Class B1. It is a flat disc of rectangular cross section (Glenda Type A cited in Alberti 2017). The central aperture is 5.7mm diameter. The edge of the whorl has been distorted in one place. The whorl is 28.9mm diameter, 6.5mm thick and 35.86g. It has a yellow grey patina.

Class: Walton Rogers Class B1

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 6.5 mm
Weight: 35.86 g
Diameter: 28.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2017 - Thursday 25th January 2018

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3023

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Pendle (District)
Parish or ward: Barnoldswick (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD8848
Four figure Latitude: 53.9279881
Four figure longitude: -2.18423368
1:25K map: SD8848
1:10K map: SD84NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Alberti, M. 2017 Spindle Whorls; Roman Finds Group Datasheet 7 Stevenage Roman Finds Group
Walton Rogers, P. 2007 Cloth and Clothing in Early Anglo-Saxon England: AD 450-700 York Council for British Archaeology

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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