WMID-D943F1: Roman to Post Medieval spindle whorl (obverse and reverse)

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SPINDLE WHORL

Unique ID: WMID-D943F1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete lead or lead alloy flat spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (AD 43 - AD 1650).

The spindle whorl is sub circular in shape, and rectangular in cross section. The central hole is sub circular in shape and has an internal diameter measuring 6.4 mm wide. Both faces are flat and undecorated.

The whorl has a diameter of 23.4 mm and is 6.8 mmthick. It weighs 20.2 grams.

The whorl is of a light cream colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss of some of the original surface detail.

Spindle whorls, as an artefact type, can be hard to date accurately as they remained in use for a long period of time.Fine threads such as silk require a lighter whorl than those used to spun wool or linen.

Class: flat

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 6.8 mm
Weight: 20.2 g
Diameter: 23.4 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Victoria Allnatt
Identified by: Miss Victoria Allnatt

Materials and construction

Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: North Warwickshire (District)
Parish or ward: Middleton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP1798
Four figure Latitude: 52.57955073
Four figure longitude: -1.75055595
1:25K map: SP1798
1:10K map: SP19NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Updated: 4 months ago

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