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    • Created: Tuesday 9th December 2014
    • Broad period: UNKNOWN
    • Primary material: Lead Alloy

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Record ID: SWYOR-70F083
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
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A cast lead spindle whorl of uncertain date, probably dating from the sixth to sixteenth century, AD 600 - 1600. It is of Coppergate type 1, having a circular, flat base and a domed upper surface. There is a central, circular perforation but no decoration. It is 27.8mm in diameter and 12.3mm high. It weighs 37.6gm. Whorls of this shape are illustrated in Rogers, P. W. 2007, Cloth and Clothing in Early Anglo Saxon England, page 25.
Created on: Tuesday 9th December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 11th December 2014
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Record ID: LVPL-70DB90
Object type: GAMING PIECE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Liverpool
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Three lead alloy possible gaming pieces of uncertain date. Each piece is circular in plan and is cylindrical. At the top and bottom of each piece, eight sub-triangular or wedge shapes are cut out of the face of the object, creating a sunburst pattern. The objects are decorated with vertical ridges running down their length. Two of the gaming pieces weigh 9.0g while the third with more rounded and worn edges weighs 8.3g. Each piece has a mid-brown to light white patina. Due to their small size these objects would not have been practical as a pottery stamps. Although an exact paralle…
Created on: Tuesday 9th December 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 9th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Woolton', grid reference and parish protected.

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