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    • Object type: SPINDLE WHORL

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Record ID: WMID-42E1EA
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
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An incomplete lead spindle whorl dating to the Medieval period (c. AD 1100-1450). The weight is biconical and roughly circular in plan, with the possible remains of a casting sprue on one side. The object has a central perforation and the remains of raised linear decoration on both faces .The whorl is thinner on one side than the other possibly owing to wear or owing to a fault in its manufacture. It has an even, light grey patina. Similar spindle whorls with casting sprues recorded on the PAS database include: WMID-43A82A; WMID-B2083A; and CPAT-E02713. Spindle whorls, as an artefact …
Created on: Wednesday 15th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 23rd August 2018
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Record ID: WMID-AD4221
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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A complete lead spindle whorl dating to the Medieval period (c. AD 1100-1500). The object is circular in plan and roughly D-shaped in cross section. One face has been decorated with a series of eight raised pellets arranged around the central perforation. The reverse is flat and undecorated. The object has a greyish-white patina. Similar objects recorded on the PAS database include: LEIC-2A2AAB and DENO-768D34. The overall dimensions are as follows: 28.98mm in diameter, 9.95mm in thickness and 31.88g in weight.
Created on: Wednesday 8th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 9th August 2018
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Record ID: WMID-E933E8
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy spindle whorl of medieval to post-medieval date, circa (AD 1100-1600). In plan the spindle whorl is sub-circular and in profile is bi-convex. There is a central sub-circular perforation which is 11.7 mm in diameter. Both faces have been decorated with a repeating pattern of ribs forming a zig zag pattern.The surface of the spindle whorl is cream to grey in colour . There are many spindle whorls recorded on the database, (WMID-16C0FC) was discovered in the Staffordshire Moorlands and (WMID-B1DE0D) near Walsall in the West Midlands. Spindle whorls are used for a long period…
Created on: Thursday 5th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th July 2018
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Record ID: WMID-E93304
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
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 shape, and D shaped in profile. The central hole is sub circular in shape and has an internal diameter measuring 7.2 mm wide. Both faces are undecorated. The front face is convex and the reverse face is flat. The whorl is of a light cream colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss of some of the original surface detail. Spindle whorls, as an artefact type, can be hard t…
Created on: Thursday 5th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th July 2018
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Record ID: WMID-D943F1
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Warwickshire
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 shape, and rectangular in cross section. The central hole is sub circular in shape and has an internal diameter measuring 6.4 mm wide. Both faces are flat and undecorated. The whorl has a diameter of 23.4 mm and is 6.8 mmthick. It weighs 20.2 grams. The whorl is of a light cream colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss of some of the original surface detail. Spindle…
Created on: Thursday 17th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 17th May 2018
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Record ID: WMID-7955B3
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy spindle whorl of Medieval to Post-Medieval date, circa (AD 1100-1600). In plan the spindle whorl is sub-circular and in profile has a flattened bi-conical form. There is a central sub-circular perforation which is 9 mm in diameter. Both faces have been decorated with a raised cast design. One face is decorated with an inner circle around the perforation and outer circle around the circumference of repeating raised circular pellets. The opposing face is worn and the decoration is difficult to determine. The pattern appears to extend around the circumference of the whorl and…
Created on: Friday 6th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th April 2018
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Record ID: WMID-EA9B66
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead or lead alloy flat spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (AD 43 - AD 1650). The spindle whorl is sub circular in shape, and rectangular 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 9.8 mm wide. Both upper and lower faces bear no trace of decoration. The whorl has a diameter of 29.5 mm and is 6.5 mm thick. It weighs 35.2 g (1.24 oz). The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough …
Created on: Tuesday 6th March 2018
Last updated: Friday 11th May 2018
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Record ID: WMID-B33044
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead, or lead alloy, spindle whorl of Roman to Post Medieval date (AD1 - 1650). In plan the spindle whorl is sub-circular. There is a circular perforation which is 8.9 mm diameter which is located in the centre of the whorl. Both faces of the object are very worn so it is difficult to establish if there was originally any decoration. The surfaces of the spindle whorl are a light cream colour. The faces are uneven, possibly due to damage in the plough soil. Spindle whorls are used for a long period of time and decorated examples are thought to date to the medieval to post-me…
Created on: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th February 2018
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Record ID: WMID-211F34
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead, or lead alloy, spindle whorl of Medieval to early Post Medieval date (AD 1100 - 1500). In plan the spindle whorl is circular. There is a circular perforation which is 10.36mm diameter which is located in the centre of the whorl. The object is biconical and both sides are decorated with a design of radiating raised ribs and pellets. The surfaces of the spindle whorl are a light cream in colour. The object surfaces have been worn and slightly abraded. Spindle whorls are used for a long period of time and decorated examples are thought to date to the medieval to post-medieva…
Created on: Friday 19th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: WMID-210D22
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead, or lead alloy, spindle whorl of Medieval to early Post Medieval date (AD1100 - 1500). In plan the spindle whorl is circular. There is a circular perforation which is 9.77mm diameter which is located in the centre of the whorl. The object is biconical and both sides are decorated; one side has a design of raised zig-zag ribs and the other is decorated with large pellets. The outer edge has a raised lip, as do the edges of the central perforation. The surfaces of the spindle whorl are a light cream in colour. The object surfaces have been worn and slightly abraded. Spindle …
Created on: Friday 19th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: WMID-873261
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete 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 lines, like petals (with an inner triangle and outer border) have been placed in between the pellets, in a rough chevron style pattern. The lower face exhibits rounded petals within a border, with a pellet ring at the base. A small raised rim is present around the edge of the s…
Created on: Tuesday 31st October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 31st October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-8628EE
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead or lead alloy flat decorated spindle whorl, of probable Medieval dating (c. AD 1100 to AD 1450). The spindle whorl is sub circular, with a flat cross section. Both the upper and lower faces have been decorated with raised decoration. Both faces have a raised border around the edge. One side has a four pointed star with pellets inside and between each point. The other face has a five pointed star, with pellets inside and between each point. The central hole is circular in shape and has been cast / set roughly centrally. It has a internal diameter of 8.5 mm. The wh…
Created on: Tuesday 31st October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 31st October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-7174CD
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Anglesey
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 may been decorated with the raised decoration. Due to abrasion, the designs are hard to discipher. The central hole is circular in shape and has been cast / set roughly centrally. It has a internal diameter of 10.8 mm. The whorl measures 25.2 mm in diameter, and 9.8 mm thick. It weighs 21.7 g (0.77 oz). The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, with an even surfac…
Created on: Monday 30th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Record ID: WMID-5F14B5
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
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 - AD1650). The spindle whorl is sub circular in shape, and rectangular 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 7.8 mm wide. Both the upper and lower faces are flat. Neither face is decorated. The whorl has a diameter of 23.6 mm and is 8.8 mm thick. It weighs 25.4 g (0.89 oz). The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst wit…
Created on: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th December 2017
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Record ID: WMID-4AF0F3
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A miscast complete lead or lead alloy probable spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (AD 43 - AD1650). In plan it is sub-circular and sub rectangular in cross section. Both faces has have six moulded raised circular pellets, located around a slightly off centre perforation, with raised rim. The perforation which has an internal diameter of 8.6 mm. The detail is more obvious on more side than the other, with flattening of the design occuring. The whorl has a diameter of 32.8 mm and is 12.2 mm thick. It weighs 67.3 g (2.37 oz). The whorl is of a light to mid grey colo…
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-CA9330
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
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 - AD1650). In plan it is sub-circular and sub rectangular in cross section. Both faces has have six moulded high-relief triangles, located around a slightly off centre perforation as decoration at the edge. The perforation which has an internal diameter of 9.0 mm. The whorl has a diameter of 27.8 mm and is 9.3 mm thick. It weighs 20.6 grams. 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…
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 10th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-221E13
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 probably the Medieval period, dating from c. 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 is decorated with a segmented deisgn made up of evenly spaced raised vertical lines, each segment has a raisesd pellet inside. The other side has been decorated with unevenly spaced vertical raised lines. Both faces have a raised border around the edge. The central hole is circular in shape and has bee…
Created on: Tuesday 27th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 27th June 2017
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Record ID: WMID-0DFD92
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cheshire East
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 raised decoration. This decoration consists of a raised outer rim, a five pointed star, with five large pellets located inbetween the points, and four smaller pellets positioned on the arms of the star. One arm does not have a pellet on it. The design is broadly the same on both sides. The central hole is circular in shape and has been cast / …
Created on: Monday 26th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 18th July 2017
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Record ID: WMID-0DD2CB
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead or lead alloy bi convex decorated spindle whorl, of probly the Medieval period, dating from c. AD 1100 - c. AD 1450. The spindle whorl is broadly circular in shape, and lentoid in section. Both the upper and lower faces have been decorated with the raised decoration. The raised decoration comprises of a four petalled fern or leaf, with diagonal lines between different designs elements. The central hole is circular in shape and has been cast / set roughly centrally. It has a internal diameter of 6.8 mm. The whorl measures 23.6 mm in diameter and has a thickness of…
Created on: Monday 26th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 27th June 2017
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Record ID: WMID-3FDFD8
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy spindle whorl of medieval to post-medieval date, circa (AD 1100-1600). In plan the spindle whorl is sub-circular and in profile is bi-conical. There is a central sub-circular perforation which is 7.23 mm in diameter. Both faces have been decorated with a raised cast design of a repeating pattern of pellets and ribs forming a zig zag pattern. On one face around the circumference of the central perforation the whorl extends forming a ridge or rim which is uneven and the patina is damaged. The surface of the spindle whorl is cream to light brown in colour. There are many …
Created on: Friday 16th June 2017
Last updated: Friday 4th August 2017
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