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Record ID: SWYOR-ACBBA3
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
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A cast lead alloy spindle whorl of unknown date. It is circular and flat (discoidal), without any decoration, and has a central, circular hole of 8mm diameter. It is 25.4mm in diameter and 7.3mm thick. It weighs 29.06gm. The metal is patiated to a white colour, with a recent gash showing as unpatinated grey metal. Flat discoidal whorls were used from the Iron Age through the Early Medieval period, and probably later too (Walton Rogers 2007). It is an example of a Coppergate Type B1 whorl.
Created on: Tuesday 1st April 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 29th April 2014
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Record ID: LEIC-A94C77
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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A complete lead spindle whorl of uncertain date. The whorl is large in size and crudely hemispherical in shape. There is a large circular hole through its centre. Its shape suggests that it is a spindle whorl, but it could also have been used as a weight. It's simple form and lack of decoration makes it very difficult to date. All surfaces are heavily pitted and scratched. Diameter: 27.0mm, thickness: 16.0mm, weight: 61.31g
Created on: Tuesday 1st April 2014
Last updated: Thursday 10th April 2014
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Record ID: NMS-A96B68
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Late Saxon to post-medieval lead spindle whorl, unevenly cast plano-convex. Diameter 27-29mm. Thickness 6.5mm. Hole diameter 10mm. Weight 20.93g. 11th - 16th century.
Created on: Tuesday 1st April 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 1st April 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-AC9711
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A cast lead alloy,biconvex spindle whorl, probably of late medieval or early post-medieval date, AD 1400 - 1600. It is pierced with a central, circular hole (9mm diameter), in one side of which is a rectangular concavity. One face is decorated with a pattern of random pellets, the other side is very worn but has traces of raised lines in a lattice pattern. It is 25.6mm in diameter and 9.4mm thick. It weighs 28.12gm. Decorated whorls are usually attributed to the 15th or 16th century.
Created on: Tuesday 1st April 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 29th April 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-ACD7E4
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A cast lead alloy spindle whorl of possible Early Medieval date, about AD 500 - 600. It is conical and has a central, circular hole of 6mm diameter. It is 19.7mm in diameter and 10.4mm high. It weighs 17.6gm. The lead has a creamy white patina. Similar whorls are discussed in Walton Rogers (2007). She suggests that this shape and central holes of a diametre of 6-9mm are more likely to be 6th century in date. However, neither feature is a reliable dating technique, so a later date is also possible.
Created on: Tuesday 1st April 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 29th April 2014
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