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SPINDLE WHORL

Unique ID: SUR-8AFBE2

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl of Medieval to Post-Medieval date. The spindle whorl is annular or barrel shaped with a central hole of 8.7mm diameter. The upper face is decorated with a moulded square crossed by flanking lines which may be represent an eight-pointed star, a device known from post medieval spindle whorls (eg YORYM-D5D756).

Notes:

Lead spindle whorls were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the Post-Medieval period and are difficult to date with any certainty when found out of context. Decorated examples are thought to date to the Medieval to Post-Medieval periods.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 11.44 mm
Weight: 49.71 g
Diameter: 26.38 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 16th June 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Simon Maslin
Identified by: Dr Simon Maslin

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Waverley (District)
Parish or ward: Ewhurst (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ0942
Four figure Latitude: 51.16686918
Four figure longitude: -0.44240706
1:25K map: TQ0942
1:10K map: TQ04SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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: SUR
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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