YORYM-22C63F: Medieval to Post-Medieval : Spindle Whorl

Rights Holder: York Museums Trust
CC License:


Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

SPINDLE WHORL

Unique ID: YORYM-22C63F

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

A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1800. The spindle whorl is bi-conical with a central perforation running through it. One side is decorated with a series of irregularly sized and spaced pellets while the other has irregularly spaced raised lines radiating from the perforation to the outer edge.

The metal has a light white patina and is worn. The spindle whorl is 30.1mm in diameter, 12.5mm thick and weighs 44.2g. The perforation is 9.9mm in diameter.

Lead spindle whorls were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the post-medieval period and are difficult to date with any certainty. Decorated examples are thought to date to the medieval to post-medieval periods while undecorated examples cannot be securely dated without supporting contextual evidence.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 12.5 mm
Weight: 44.2 g
Diameter: 30.1 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E06260

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Hambleton (District)
Parish or ward: Huby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5766
Four figure Latitude: 54.08676488
Four figure longitude: -1.13012447
1:25K map: SE5766
1:10K map: SE56NE
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.

Similar objects

Find number: YORYM-289712
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1800. The spindle whorl is bi-conical with a central perfo…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: YORYM-9A2B79
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1800. The spindle whorl is bi-conical with a central perfo…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: YORYM-E1C522
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl of medieval to Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1800. The spindle whorl is bi-conical with a central perfor…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.