NLM-5E3C85: Medieval Spindle Whorl

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SPINDLE WHORL

Unique ID: NLM-5E3C85

Object type certainty: Certain
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Lead spindle whorl. Cast biconvex whorl with a medial circumferential rim between its two halves, with a moulded aperture of diameter 11.2mm. Traces of a row of pellets between the rim and a flat area around the aperture appear on one side. The other side bears tint crescentic and angular marks: these may relicts of stamped decoration, but may equally be the result of chewing by a small child or vermin. Patinated, also dented on one part of the edge. It is uncertain whether this should be related to the early Medieval series of whorls or to Post-Medieval biconical whorls; moulded decoration tends to suggest the latter. Suggested date: Late Medieval to Post-Medieval, 1400-1600

Diameter: 29.6mm, Thickness: 7.7mm, Weight: 34.07gms

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 7.7 mm
Weight: 34.07 g
Diameter: 29.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 20th April 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM43072

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Binbrook

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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