WMID-722B7A: A Medieval Spindle Whorl

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SPINDLE WHORL

Unique ID: WMID-722B7A

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete lead spindle whorl dating to the Medieval to Post Medieval periods (c. AD 1100 - 1600). The object is bi-convex; circular in plan with a prominent medial rib and a circular central aperture measuring 7.8mm in diameter. The whorl is decorated on both faces with a raised linear pattern radiating from the central aperture, though the surfaces are quite worn therefore making the exact pattern difficult to make out. The whorl grey in colour with wear marks on one face.

The overall dimensions are as follows: 26.69mm in diameter, 10.6mm in thickness and 26.41g in weight.

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 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 10.6 mm
Weight: 26.41 g
Diameter: 26.69 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Susheela Burford
Identified by: Dr Susheela Burford

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Peover Superior (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ7873
Four figure Latitude: 53.25354896
Four figure longitude: -2.33120296
1:25K map: SJ7873
1:10K map: SJ77SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the 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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Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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