WMID-3A4DAA: Post Medieval Spindle Whorl

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SPINDLE WHORL

Unique ID: WMID-3A4DAA

Object type certainty: Certain
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A lead spindle whorl dating to the Post-Medieval period (AD 1500-1600). Cast biconical whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter 7.63mm. Moulded relief decoration on one side comprises faint lines forming rhomboid compartments. The other side bears similar faint decoration. A flat circumferential rim appears where the two halves meet. Patinated overall. Foreman (2018) has suggested the mass was intended to ply cord. He also suggests that deep nicks on one side, extending from the edge, might be tying notches.

Diameter: 25.40mm, Thickness: 14.72mm, Weight: 41gms.

Similar to NLM-3692F5, NLM-AC1757, NLM-4500FE

Reference:

Foreman, M (2018) NLM-4500FE: A POST MEDIEVAL SPINDLE WHORL

Web page available at: https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/901313 [

Accessed: 27 Mar 2019 15:00:06]

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 14.72 mm
Weight: 41 g
Diameter: 25.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 22nd April 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Jane Jones
Identified by: Mrs Jane Jones

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Geometric
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Claverley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8095
Four figure Latitude: 52.55247173
Four figure longitude: -2.29639862
1:25K map: SO8095
1:10K map: SO89NW
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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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