LVPL-FDA364: Unidentified: Possible weight

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SPINDLE WHORL

Unique ID: LVPL-FDA364

Object type certainty: Possibly
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A lead alloy spindle whorl or weight of medieval to post medieval date. The object is circular in plan and conical on one face. In the centre of the object the perforation has an internal diameter of 6mm. The object appears to be undecorated, and has a white to pale brown patina.

Notes:

Spindle whorls have reportedly been found in contexts dated from the Roman through to the Post-Medieval period although the majority are typically dated broadly to the medieval period c.1100-1500.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 15 mm
Weight: 30.35 g
Diameter: 21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 21st January 2018 - Wednesday 21st February 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Seonnie Sergeant
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Davenham

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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: LVPL
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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