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Record ID: HESH-3203D1
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Powys
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A cast lead or lead alloy spindle whorl of Roman to Post Medieval date (AD1 - 1650), most probably later medieval (AD1150-1600). In plan the spindle whorl is sub-circular and in profile is bi-convex. There is a central sub-circular perforation which measures 8.51mm in diameter. The perforation is irregular in shape possibly due to wear. One face of the whorl has a raised circumferential rib. There is also the remains of raised ribs and possibly pellets as seen on other examples, such as (HESH-4FCB15) discovered in Cheshire East. Although the decoration on this example is now very w…
Created on: Monday 23rd November 2015
Last updated: Sunday 8th May 2016
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Record ID: HESH-7E435E
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: County of Herefordshire
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A complete lead weight, of Roman to Post Medieval date (AD 43 - 1900). The weight is tear dropped shaped in plan and both faces of the weight are flat. The weight is undecorated on both faces. The weight is complete and has a perforated rectangular suspension hole through the top where it thins to a tip, this measures 4.35mm in length and 2.59 mm in width. The lead is a light whitish-grey colour. These weights are not yet completely understood. There are other examples on the database discovered in discovered in the district of Harrogate, North Yorkshire (SWYOR-771593) and Ryedale,…
Created on: Friday 9th October 2015
Last updated: Thursday 29th October 2015
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Record ID: HESH-7DE459
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Gloucestershire
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A complete cast lead or lead alloy spindle whorl of Roman to Post Medieval date (AD 43 - 1650). In plan the spindle whorl is sub-circular. The upper surface comprises of ten ribs that emanate from the central perforation. In between each rib is a deep groove. This gives the appearance of a series of triangles when you view the spindle whorl in profile. The central perforation measures 6.mm in diameter. The perforation appears to have been perforated through from one face. The reverse face is flat and undecorated. The surface of the spindle whorl is a cream in colour. Spindle whorls …
Created on: Friday 9th October 2015
Last updated: Thursday 29th October 2015
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Record ID: HESH-27ACCB
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
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A complete cast lead or lead alloy spindle whorl of Roman to Post Medieval date (AD 43 - 1650). In plan the spindle whorl is sub-circular and in profile is bi-conical. Both faces have a raised outer rim. The central perforation measures 9mm and is centrally located. The decoration on one of the faces comprises of eight circular raised pellets that are placed circumferentially. The decoration on the opposing face may also have contained a series of pellets however these have now been worn. The surface of the spindle whorl is a cream to light brown colour. Spindle whorls are used for a …
Created on: Monday 5th October 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whitchurch', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-5BC4E2
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Telford and Wrekin
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A copper alloy figurine of uncertain date, possibly Late Post Medieval to Modern (AD 1750-1900). The type of animal depicted is unclear, the figure is in a dancing pose with both arms outstretched. The face has circular indentations to represent the eyes, a fairly large nose and wide mouth with teeth showing. The left ear is rounded and the right ear is slightly larger and sub-rectangular in form. The hair is represented and is spiked up and flat on top. The torso has three small circular indentations to represent two nipples and the belly button. The left arm is outstretched and the …
Created on: Tuesday 1st September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
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Record ID: HESH-5B2BFB
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Telford and Wrekin
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An incomplete cast lead or lead alloy spindle whorl of Roman to Post Medieval date (AD 43 - 1650). In plan the spindle whorl is sub-circular and in profile is bi-conical. The central perforation has been started from each side of the object but remains unfinished. On one of the faces the indentation is more pronounced than the other face where it is little more than a small concave impression. Each face of the object is worn and has no visible decoration. The surface of the spindle whorl is cream in colour. Spindle whorls are used for a long period of time and as such are very difficul…
Created on: Tuesday 1st September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
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Record ID: HESH-5AEE19
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Telford and Wrekin
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A cast lead or lead alloy spindle whorl of Roman to Post Medieval date (AD 43 - 1650).In plan the spindle whorl is sub-circular and in profile is biconvex. There is a central sub-circular perforation which measures 6.8 mm in diameter. The internal edge also has an oval shaped void in the side wall. Both faces have a decorative pattern is composed of longitudinally radiating lines. The surface of the spindle whorl is cream in colour and is abraded. Spindle whorls are used for a long period of time and as such are very difficult to date precisely. The spindle whorl measures 25.46 mm in …
Created on: Tuesday 1st September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
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Record ID: HESH-5AB9FB
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Telford and Wrekin
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A cast lead or lead alloy spindle whorl of Roman to Post Medieval date (AD 43 - 1650). In plan the spindle whorl is sub-circular and in profile is sub-oval. There is a central sub-circular perforation which measures 7.32 mm in diameter on one face and is slightly narrower on the opposing face measuring 6.72 mm. This irregularity is possibly due to wear. This example is undecorated on both faces. The surface of the spindle whorl is cream in colour and abraded. Spindle whorls are used for a long period of time and as such are very difficult to date precisely. The spindle whorl measures …
Created on: Tuesday 1st September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
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Record ID: HESH-BA7963
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A stone spindle whorl probably dating to the later prehistoric to later post medieval date (3000 BC - AD 1700) made of a course sandstone. It is circular in plan and sub-rectangular in cross-section. The object has a regular hour glass shaped pierced hole through the whorl and this is set slightly off centre. The shape of this hole would suggest that it has been achieved by drilling from each side. The object has an even mid-brown patina. Egan (1998) states that spindle whorls were used from the Roman through to the Post-Medieval period and that the cheaper, possibly home-made ceramic…
Created on: Friday 30th January 2015
Last updated: Monday 23rd February 2015
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