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Record ID: LVPL-BB8692
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete cast lead or lead alloy bi-convex decorated spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (43 - 1650 AD). The spindle whorl is sub circular in plan, and lentoid in cross section. The central hole is sub circular in shape and has been cast off centre. The internal diameter of the hole measures 8.91mm wide. Traces of decoration (diagonal raised ribs) are present on both the upper and lower faces are present. The whorl has a diameter of 26.99mm and is 9.81mm thick. It weighs 25.8 grams. The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. T…
Created on: Thursday 12th May 2011
Last updated: Monday 16th May 2011
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Record ID: LVPL-BBA482
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead or lead alloy convex spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (43 - 1650 AD). The spindle whorl is sub circular in plan, and D shaped in cross section. The central hole is sub circular in shape and has been cast off centre. The internal diameter of the hole measures 9.03 mm wide. No traces of decoration are present on either the upper or lower faces. The whorl has a diameter of 32.23mm and is 9.90mm thick. It weighs 47.8 grams. The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. The whorl has suffered from a minor degree …
Created on: Thursday 12th May 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 14th June 2011
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Record ID: LVPL-BBB212
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete cast lead or lead alloy flat spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (43 - 1650 AD). The spindle whorl is sub circular in plan, and rectangular (flat) in cross section. The central hole is sub circular in shape and has been cast off centre. The internal diameter of the hole measures 11.02 mm wide. No traces of decoration are present on either the upper or lower faces. The whorl has a diameter of 30.02mm and is 8.77mm thick. It weighs 45.4 grams. The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. The whorl has suffered from a mino…
Created on: Thursday 12th May 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 14th June 2011
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Record ID: LVPL-BBC4A4
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead or lead alloy flat spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (43 - 1650 AD). The spindle whorl is sub circular in plan, and sub triangular (flat) in cross section. The central hole is sub circular in shape and has been cast off centre. The internal diameter of the hole measures 10.77 mm wide. No traces of decoration are present on either the upper or lower faces. The whorl has a diameter of 26.11mm and is 4.33mm thick. It weighs 12.5 grams. The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. The whorl has suffered from a m…
Created on: Thursday 12th May 2011
Last updated: Monday 16th May 2011
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Record ID: LVPL-6B17E3
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead or lead alloy bi-convex decorated spindle whorl, of Medieval dating (1100 - 1450 AD). The spindle whorl is sub circular in plan, and lentoid in cross section. The upper face has been decorated with a large number of raised pellets, arranged in an approximate circular pattern. Diagonal rays have been placed in between the pellets, in a rough chevron style pattern. The lower face exhibits thick S-shape ribs, in a sunburst / wheel style design. The central hole is circular in shape and has been cast approximately centrally. The internal diameter of the hole measur…
Created on: Thursday 14th April 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 31st October 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-E59051
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead or lead alloy discoidal (flat) decorated spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (43 - 1650 AD). The spindle whorl is sub circular in plan, and rectangular in cross section. Both the upper and the lower face has been decorated with a raised six (6) pointed star design, formed of two interlocking triangles (Star of St David). The central hole is circular in shape and has been cast approximately centrally. The internal diameter of the hole measures 8.75mm wide. The whorl has a diameter of 24.13mm and is 8.44mm thick. It weighs 24.5 grams. Th…
Created on: Wednesday 31st August 2011
Last updated: Thursday 28th March 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Middlewich', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-0B0FD4
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead or lead alloy bi-convex decorated spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (43 - 1650 AD). The spindle whorl is sub circular in plan, and lentoid in cross section. Both faces have suffered from a moderate degree of abrasion, which has resulted in the loss of some of the decorative details. Any original decoration is hard to determine. The central hole is circular in shape and has been cast off centre. The internal diameter of the hole measures 6.90mm wide. The whorl has a diameter of 25.66mm and is 10.65mm thick. It weighs 20.6 grams. T…
Created on: Friday 2nd September 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 20th September 2011
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Record ID: LVPL-0B2D42
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead or lead alloy bi-convex decorated spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (43 - 1650 AD). The spindle whorl is sub circular in plan, and lentoid in cross section. Both faces have suffered from a moderate degree of abrasion, which has resulted in the loss of some of the decorative details. Any original decoration is hard to determine, but looks like a series of vertical lines with a ring and dot motif in between on both faces. The central hole is circular in shape and has been cast approximately centrally. The internal diameter of the hole me…
Created on: Friday 2nd September 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 20th September 2011
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Record ID: LVPL-07BC11
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead or lead alloy flat spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (43 - 1650 AD). The spindle whorl is sub circular in plan, and rectangular (flat) in cross section. The central hole is sub circular in shape and has been cast off centre. The internal diameter of the hole measures 10.43 mm wide. No traces of decoration are present on either the upper or lower faces. The whorl has a diameter of 26.78mm and is 11.24mm thick. It weighs 49.8 grams. The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. The whorl has suffered from a …
Created on: Wednesday 14th September 2011
Last updated: Thursday 28th March 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ryedale', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-A85404
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A spindle whorl made of a rusty coloured fine grained sandstone. It is discoid in shape, with one face damaged resulting in the loss of the original surface on that side. It weighs 52.1 grams, with a diameter of 42.76mm. The central perforation is 9.93mm wide. It is 23.00mm thick. Crummy (1983 Colchester Archaeological Report 2: The Roman Small Finds from Excavations in Colchester 1971-9, Colchester Archaeological Trust p. 67) defines a spindle whorl as having a central perforation which has a minimum 5mm diameter, the diameter and thickness is even, the sides are smooth, and…
Created on: Tuesday 16th February 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 24th February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brailes', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-2681C4
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead or lead alloy flat spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (AD 43 - AD 1650). The spindle whorl is sub circular in plan, and sub rectangular (flat) in cross section. The central hole is sub circular in shape and has been cast centrally. The internal diameter of the hole measures 7.06 mm wide. No traces of decoration are present on either the upper or lower faces. The whorl has a diameter of 27.08 mm and is 7.14 mm thick. It weighs 26.2 grams. The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst …
Created on: Friday 25th January 2013
Last updated: Friday 25th January 2013
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Record ID: WMID-066E44
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead or lead alloy bi convex decorated spindle whorl, of probable Medieval dating (AD 1100 to AD 1450). The spindle whorl is sub circular in shape, and lentoid in section. Both the upper and lower faces have been decorated with the same raised decoration. The decoration consists of several panels. Two have three chevrons. The others consist of lines and pellets. The central hole is circular in shape and has been cast / set slightly off centre. It has a internal diameter of 8.1 mm. The whorl measures 30.4 mm in diameter, and 13.1 mm thick. It weighs 47.0 g. The whor…
Created on: Wednesday 12th March 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 12th March 2014
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Record ID: WMID-18AFE8
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead or lead alloy flat spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (AD 43 - AD 1650). The spindle whorl is sub circular in plan, and sub rectangular (flat) in cross section. The central hole is sub circular in shape and has been cast slightly off central. The internal diameter of the hole measures 9.5 mm wide. No traces of decoration are present on either the upper or lower faces. The whorl has a diameter of 32.3 mm and is 6.5 mm thick. It weighs 31.2 grams. The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement w…
Created on: Thursday 13th March 2014
Last updated: Thursday 13th March 2014
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Record ID: IOW-CA98A0
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete Roman ceramic spindle whorl (AD 43- 409). This spindle whorl is sub-circular in plan and sub-rectangular in cross-section. A slightly off-centre circular hole has a diameter of c. 4.1mm. Close to the edge, another hole with a similar diameter does not fully penetrate the fabric. It is made from locally produced Vectis Ware and curvature indicates that it is from the body of a vessel, rather than the base. The edges are abraded. Length: 31.17mm; width: 30.29mm; thickness: 6.33mm. Weight: 7.15g. 'Vectis ware is hand-made, well finished and relatively hard, bein…
Created on: Thursday 13th February 2014
Last updated: Thursday 2nd July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-5A4296
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead or lead alloy bi convex decorated spindle whorl, of probable Medieval dating (AD 1100 to AD 1450). The spindle whorl is sub circular in shape, and lentoid in section. Both the upper and lower faces have been decorated with raised decoration. One side has a repeating design involving a cross; a six petalled flower with a pellet centre and a U. The other side is decorated with an ovolo (egg and dart) style design. The central hole is circular in shape and has been cast / set roughly central. It has a internal diameter of 7.6 mm. The whorl measures 24.9 mm in diamet…
Created on: Tuesday 4th March 2014
Last updated: Friday 4th April 2014
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Record ID: WMID-62FF65
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead or lead alloy convex spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (AD 43 - AD 1650). The spindle whorl is sub circular in shape, and D shaped in cross section. The central hole is sub circular in shape and has been cast approximately centrally. The internal diameter of the hole measures 7.5 mm wide. The upper face is domed and the lower face is flat. No traces of decoration are present on either the upper or lower faces. The whorl has a diameter of 20.6 mm and is 7.2 mm thick. It weighs 15.9 g (0.56 oz). The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, with an e…
Created on: Friday 15th November 2013
Last updated: Friday 15th November 2013
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Record ID: WMID-C94A25
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead or lead alloy bi convex decorated spindle whorl, of probable Medieval dating (AD 1100 to AD 1450). The spindle whorl is sub circular in shape, and lentoid in section. One face has been decorated with raised chevron lines, with pellets between. The other face has six raised pellets, with four raised lines in a heart shape between them. The central hole is circular in shape and has been cast / set approximately centrally. It has a internal diameter of 10.6 mm. The whorl measures 27.8 mm in diameter, and 11.9 mm thick. It weighs 28.5 g. The whorl is of a light to…
Created on: Wednesday 20th November 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 18th February 2014
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Record ID: WMID-55D9F0
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead or lead alloy convex (domed) spindle whorl, of probable Medieval dating (AD 1100 to AD 1450). The spindle whorl is sub circular in shape, and domed in section. The central hole is square in shape and has been cast / set off centre. The internal measurements of the hole are 4.6 mm by 4.3 mm.. The whorl measures 18.3 mm in diameter and 10.9 mm thick. It weighs 15.0 g. The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss of the original surface detail. Spi…
Created on: Tuesday 14th January 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 14th January 2014
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Record ID: WMID-560C64
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead or lead alloy convex spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (AD 43 - AD 1650). The spindle whorl is sub circular in shape, and D shaped in cross section. The central hole is sub circular in shape and has been cast approximately centrally. The internal diameter of the hole measures 10.4 mm wide. The upper face is domed and the lower face is flat. No traces of decoration are present on either the upper or lower faces. The whorl has a diameter of 22.0 mm and is 8.6 mm thick. It weighs 17.5 grams (0.61 oz). The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, with…
Created on: Tuesday 14th January 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 14th January 2014
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Record ID: WMID-563877
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead or lead alloy flat spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (AD 43 - AD 1650). The spindle whorl is sub circular in plan, and sub rectangular (flat) in cross section. The central hole is sub circular in shape and has been cast centrally. The internal diameter of the hole measures 9.8 mm wide. No traces of decoration are present on either the upper or lower faces. The whorl has a diameter of 30.8 mm and is 5.1 mm thick. It weighs 31.2 grams. The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst withi…
Created on: Tuesday 14th January 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 14th January 2014
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