IOW-FDE68A: Unknown: Spindle Whorl (possibly)

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SPINDLE WHORL

Unique ID: IOW-FDE68A

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

A complete lead alloy possible spindle whorl of Unknown date (c. AD 43-c. 1800). The spindle whorl is sub-circular in plan, hemi-spherical, domed at the top and flat on the underside. A vertical off-centre hole has parallel sides and is 9.0mm in diameter.

The object is very worn and has a buff patina.

Length: 26.0mm: width: 24.9mm; thickness: 7.7mm. Weight: 26.48g.

Plain spindle whorls and weights were cast locally in lead from the Roman period onwards and are hard to date precisely although most are late Medieval or post-Medieval.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26 mm
Width: 24.9 mm
Thickness: 7.7 mm
Weight: 26.48 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 20th February 2019 - Wednesday 20th February 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-7-92

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
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Updated: About one month ago

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