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    • Created: Tuesday 17th June 2014
    • County: West Berkshire
    • Primary material: Lead Alloy

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Record ID: BERK-0605B4
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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A complete lead alloy spindle whorl of probable Early-medieval date. The spindle whorl is plano-convex with a rising to a flat-topped peak, through which is the central perforation (8.2mm diameter) that extends right through the object. The sides of the whorl are decorated with sets of vertical lines; unusually the underside of the spindle whorl is also decorated, with four lines set equidistant around the base. While spindle whorls are hard to date out of context, similar whorls are discussed in Walton Rogers (2007). She suggests that this shape and central holes of a diameter of 6-9…
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 19th June 2014
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Record ID: BERK-028AF2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy composite disc brooch of probable Roman date. The brooch has a thin sheet of lead or tin alloy with a recessed concentric band of roulette-like decoration around a raised central circular field and a raised outer field and rim. There is no other decoration. This thin sheet has been applied to the lead alloy backing, the reverse of which has the remains of a raised lug or catch - its form is hard to interpret. No close parallel has been found, although it does bear some decorative similarities with Roman disc brooches, and applied disc brooches of this period are known …
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 11th February 2015
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