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    • Object type: SPINDLE WHORL

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Record ID: IOW-468857
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete lead alloy possible spindle whorl of Unknown date (c. AD 43-c. 1800). The spindle whorl is sub-circular and is hemi-spherical, domed at the top and flat on the underside. A central hole has parallel sides and is 5.0mm in diameter. This spindle whorl has a coarse surface and is greyish buff. Length: 19.4mm; width: 16.3mm; thickness: 7.2mm. Weight: 11.09g. Plain spindle whorls and weights were cast locally in lead from the Roman period onwards and are hard to date precisely although most are late Medieval or post-Medieval.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-165E79
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete lead alloy possible spindle whorl of Unknown date (c. AD 43-c. 1800). The spindle whorl is sub-circular and is hemi-spherical, domed at the top and flat on the underside. A central hole has parallel sides and is 9.2mm in diameter. This spindle whorl is greyish buff. Length: 25.0mm; width: 24.1mm; thickness: 10.4mm. Weight: 35.37g. Plain spindle whorls and weights were cast locally in lead from the Roman period onwards and are hard to date precisely although most are late Medieval or post-Medieval.
Created on: Monday 13th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-2159EF
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy possible spindle whorl of Unknown date (c. 43-c. 1800). The spindle whorl is circular in plan and is hemi-spherical, domed at the top and flat on the underside. A central hole has parallel sides and is 7.4mm in diameter. This spindle whorl is greyish buff. Length: 18.0mm; width: 17.4mm; thickness: 7.8mm. Weight: 12.42g. Plain spindle whorls and weights were cast locally in lead from the Roman period onwards and are hard to date precisely although most are late Medieval or post-Medieval.
Created on: Sunday 8th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-EF451E
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete lead alloy spindle whorl of Unknown date (c. 43-c. 1800). The spindle whorl is circular in plan and is hemi-spherical, domed at the top and flat on the underside. A central hole has parallel sides and is 8.0mm in diameter. This spindle whorl is greyish buff with a coarse surface. Diameter: 23.5mm; thickness: 8.0m. Weight: 24.27g. Plain spindle whorls and weights were cast locally in lead from the Roman period onwards and are hard to date precisely although most are late Medieval or post-Medieval.
Created on: Monday 18th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-D7F05B
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy object, possibly a spindle whorl or weight of Unknown date (c. 43-c. 1800). The undecorated object is circular in plan, domed at the top and flat on the underside. There is a circular hole with parallel sides running through the centre. There is a groove on the underside which may be old damage. This object is pitted and is dark greyish/off-white with flecks of a buff patina on both faces. Diameter: 28.8mm; thickness: 6.3mm; diameter of hole: 8.8mm. Weight: 26.46g. Plain spindle whorls and weights were cast locally in lead from the Roman period onward…
Created on: Friday 11th August 2017
Last updated: Saturday 16th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-DA6691
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete lead alloy spindle whorl of Uncertain date, possibly Early-Medieval to post-Medieval (c. 850-c. 1600). The whorl is circular in plan, domed on one face and flat on the other (plano-convex). A central sub-circular aperture with parallel sides has a maximum diameter of 6.8mm. This object is grey with patches of a buff patina. Diameter: 24.0mm; thickness: 7.7mm. Weight: 23.28g.
Created on: Thursday 18th May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 18th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-159D16
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy object, possibly a spindle whorl (AD 43-1800). This object is circular in plan and sub-rectangular in cross-section. The sides are slightly carinated. A central sub-circular hole has vertical sides. This object is grey with small areas of buff patina. There is an old scuff mark close to the hole. Diameter: 20.8mm; thickness: 12.2mm; maximum diameter of hole: 9.0mm. Weight: 22.71g.
Created on: Thursday 10th September 2015
Last updated: Thursday 10th September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-E539CD
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead possible spindle whorl of Unknown date (AD 43-1800). This object is sub-circular in plan and is a truncated cone in form. It has an irregular hole at the centre. Length: 27.5mm; width: 25.7mm; thickness: 10.8mm. Weight: 31.44g.
Created on: Wednesday 15th April 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 15th April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-3E6F36
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead spindle whorl of Unknown date. This object is sub-circular in plan, domed with a flat underside. It has an off-centre vertical perforation and there are casting voids on the surface of the perforation. Height: 12.92mm; maximum diameter: 25.61mm. Weight: 37.98g.
Created on: Saturday 26th January 2013
Last updated: Saturday 26th January 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-BFC711
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead-alloy spindle whorl of Unknown date. This whorl is sub-circular in plan and plano-convex in form. Its upper face is domed and the underside is flat. It has a central circular hole, 7.65mm in diameter and its walls are vertical and smooth. There is no indication of any decoration. This whorl is worn and has a buff patina. Height: 6.57mm; diameter: 21.57g. Weight: 9.94g. Helen Geake writes: 'Dating of lead whorls is difficult. The drop spindle with which they were used continued in use until the end of the medieval period in London and Winchester (Egan: 1998, 'T…
Created on: Saturday 27th October 2012
Last updated: Sunday 28th October 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-F9A214
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead object, possibly a spindle whorl. Date Unknown. The object is sub-circular in plan with a domed upper face and a flat rear face. At the centre, a vertical circular perforation has a diameter of 8.19mm. The upper face with incised oblique lines and the rear face is plain. It has traces of a buff patina. Length: 29.78mm; width: 28.51mm; thickness: 8.97mm. Weight: 35.34g.
Created on: Friday 25th May 2012
Last updated: Friday 25th May 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-D077F7
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete and damaged cast lead object of Unknown date, possibly a spindle whorl. This object is circular in plan, domed at the front and flat at the rear. It has a vertical off-centre circular perforation, 7.10mm in diameter. It has a pale buff patina and has old damage at the rear in the form of two deep gouges. Diameter: 25.21mm; thickness: 6.17mm. Weight: 21.71g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th February 2012
Last updated: Saturday 3rd March 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-567026
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead-alloy spindle whorl (possibly) of Unknown date. The object is sub-circular in plan, domed and flat on the underside. It has a central vertical circular perforation which has a diameter of 9.6mm. A grey friable patina has exfoliated in places. Height: 11.3mm; length: 24.6mm; width: 22.2mm. Weight: 26.23g (0.925 ounces). It is possible that this object may be a weight.
Created on: Monday 26th April 2010
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-C07120
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast lead object, possibly a spindle whorl. Date Unknown. The object is circular in plan and has a dome-shaped upper face with a flat base. A central circular perforation has a diameter of 9.0mm. Four grooves on the side appear to be the result of damage rather than being part of a design. It has a grey patina overall. Length: 14.6mm; diameter: 25.5mm; weight: 49.17g.
Created on: Friday 19th June 2009
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-FE6E84
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast lead spindle whorl (possibly). Date uncertain. Maximum diameter: 24.9mm; thickness: 8.1mm; weight: 22.99g. The object is sub-circular in plan with a central sub-circular aperture which has a maximum diameter of 10.5mm. It is plano-convex in side profile. The surface have a buff patina overall. It is possible that this object is a weight rather than a spindle whorl.
Created on: Tuesday 17th March 2009
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-F2CAA6
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast lead probable spindle whorl of Unknown date. Length: 16.2mm; maximum diameter: 23.1mm. Weight: 40.90g. The spindle whorl is bi-conical in form. It has flattened ends and a longitudinal tapering perforation through the centre. At one end the perforation is sub-circular and has a maximum diameter of 5.2mm. The perforation at the other end is much smaller with a diameter of 2.6mm. To one side of the larger perforation there is a flattened area which appears to be a deliberate attempt to make the opening smaller, perhaps in order to firmly secure the distaff. Each face i…
Created on: Sunday 10th August 2008
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-8CB014
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete undecorated cast lead object, possibly a spindle whorl. Date Unknown. Diameter: 27.3mm; thichness: 5.3mm. Weight: 23.54g. The object is convex on the upper face and flat on the underside. A central circular perforation has a diameter of 6.4mm. The surface is corroded and pitted overall. Helen Geake, Finds Adviser of the Portable Antiquities Scheme writes: “Dating of lead whorls is difficult. The drop spindle with which they were used continued in use until the end of the Medieval period in London and Winchester (Egan, 1998, “The Medieval Household: Daily Living…
Created on: Saturday 12th January 2008
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-A44337
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast lead object, possibly a spindle whorl. Date Unknown. Diameter: 26.4mm; thichness: 5.1mm. Weight: 22.04g. The object is convex on the upper face and flat on the underside. A central circular perforation has a diameter of 7.2mm. The surface is pitted overall. Helen Geake, Finds Adviser of the Portable Antiquities Scheme writes: “Dating of lead whorls is difficult. The drop spindle with which they were used continued in use until the end of the Medieval period in London and Winchester (Egan, 1998, “The Medieval Household: Daily Living c1150 – c1450”, 255-…
Created on: Thursday 20th December 2007
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-B33410
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast lead spindle whorl of Unknown date. Diameter 33.2mm, thickness 8.1mm. Weight 40.33g. The whorl is circular in plan and plano-convex in cross-section. The central circular perforation has a maximum diameter of 7.9mm. The surfaces are damaged by pitting resulting from corrosion and the edges are particularly damaged. Helen Geake, Finds Adviser of the Portable Antiquities Scheme writes: “Dating of lead whorls is difficult. The drop spindle with which they were used continued in use until the end of the Medieval period in London and Winchester (Egan, 1998, “The M…
Created on: Thursday 9th August 2007
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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