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    • Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL

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Record ID: DENO-AA4C7A
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
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A complete cast, Early Medieval, lead alloy spindle whorl, dating to AD 950 - 1150. It is flat and circular in shape, with a circular, central perforation. The edges are square, and the sides flat. The upper surface is decorated with a trapezoidal linear shape, with the end of each line extending over the other to form a 'V' shape. On three of the sides there are offset, rounded decorative shapes, suggestive of leaves. Diameter: 25.2mm, thickness: 10.3mm, weight: 40.13g. The central perforation is very symmetrical and measures 9.9mm in diameter; this is an indicator of the Early Med…
Created on: Monday 19th August 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 20th August 2019
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Record ID: NLM-2798BB
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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Lead spindle whorl. Cast plano-convex whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter 9-10mm, Walton Rogers form A1. Shrinkage lines around the hole on the flat surface suggest the object was cast in an open mould. The spindle size may hint at an Anglo-Scandinavian date, though this object was reported along with a similar example with a smaller, and possibly earlier style of, spindle hole. Patinated. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 700-1000 Diameter: 28mm, Thickness: 8.9mm, Weight: 22.56gms
Created on: Tuesday 13th August 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 13th August 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Gainsborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-27837A
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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Lead spindle whorl. Cast plano-convex whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter 8.4mm, Walton Rogers form A1. Patinated. The spindle size might admit a Middle Saxon date. One of two similar objects reported as from the same location. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 700-850 Diameter: 28.5mm, Thickness: 9mm, Weight: 35.60gms
Created on: Tuesday 13th August 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 13th August 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Gainsborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-054931
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A complete lead alloy spindle whorl or weight of Early Medieval date (c. AD 950-1150). The object is circular with a flat top and base and rounded edges. A perforation runs through the centre. On one face there are lighter marks on the surface and one worn thin line or groove that runs from the central perforation to the outer edge. This groove is polished smooth and most likely comes from the use of the object demonstrating where it was tied to another object. The metal is a mid-grey, light brown colour. The object is 31.2mm in diameter, 13.1mm thick and weighs 81.8g. An identical …
Created on: Tuesday 30th July 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 13th August 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-5BC910
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cumbria
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Lead spindle whorl or gaming piece, probably of early medieval or medieval date (c. AD 750 - 1500). The object is cylindrical and perforated centrally. The upper face displays a web-like raised design formed of a line running along the centre of the face, transected at regular intervals by lines that run across the face. The object has a white patina. It is 23.78mm in diameter, 11.33mm in thickness and weighs 39.42g. The central perforation is 10.92mm in diameter. See NLM-A17211 for a comparable example; also: LANCUM-DD5E25.
Created on: Wednesday 10th July 2019
Last updated: Friday 12th July 2019
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Record ID: NLM-486F6C
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North East Lincolnshire
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Lead spindle whorl. Cast plano-convex whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter 10.2mm and with a flattened circumferential rim of width 4mm around its upper edge, cf. Walton Rogers form A1. Patinated. The spindle hole size could admit an Anglo-Scandinavian date. A light nick across the flat upper surface on one side of the hole might be a tying notch. Abraded. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 850-1000 Diameter: 32.4mm, Thickness: 9.7mm, Weight: 48.33gms
Created on: Tuesday 9th July 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 10th July 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnoldby le Beck', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-C6CA91
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North East Lincolnshire
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Pale limestone spindle whorl. A discoid cylindrical form with rounded edges, formerly to be described as bun-shaped, though this term is now decried for its imprecision, cf. Walton Rogers form B. A drilled aperture of diameter 9.4mm is set centrally. Abraded. The mass would make this suitable to spin a fine yarn. The spindle-hole size may indicate an Anglo-Scandinavian rather than an earlier date. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 850-1000 Diameter: 33.1mm, Thickness: 14.7mm, Weight: 20.72gms
Created on: Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brigsley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-A17211
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead spindle whorl. Cast cylindrical whorl with a sunken upper surface and a central moulded aperture of diameter 10.3mm, probably Walton Rogers form B. The markedly concave upper surface bears a series of straight and intersecting lines, here interpreted as a runic inscription. Patinated. The size of aperture would admit an Anglo-Scandinavian date while the mass might suggest a primary function plying cord. The form appears more frequently from the 11th century onwards, albeit the concave surface is almost as unusual as the runic inscription. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 850-1050 …
Created on: Monday 1st July 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd July 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Claxby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-A01811
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North East Lincolnshire
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Lead spindle whorl. Cast cylindrical whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter 8mm; Walton Rogers form B. The spindle hole size may admit a Middle Saxon date, though the form is also common slightly later. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 700-850 Diameter: 24.8mm, Thickness: 8.8mm, Weight: 34.17gms
Created on: Monday 1st July 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd July 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Laceby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-6230D5
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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A cast lead spindle whorl of early medieval date, The whorl is circular in plan, but is deformed by an old dent at one side, with a concave top and a flat bottom face and slightly sloping sides, and is white in colour. It is undecorated. It measures 19.8 to 21.5mm in diameter, is 10.8mm thick and has a slightly tapered central aperture of 8.2 - 8.8mm diameter. It weighs 25.8g. The whorl conforms to Walton Rogers form B, dating to 900-1100.
Created on: Friday 28th June 2019
Last updated: Monday 1st July 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ibstock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-231D48
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Barnsley
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An incomplete and very worn lead alloy spindle whorl probably dating from the late Early Medieval period or the Medieval period, about AD 850 - AD 1500. It is not possible to assign it to a Walton Rogers type. With its current damage and wear, it is roughly pentagonal with a large circular central hole of 8.3mm diameter. It is fairly flat in cross-section, with rounded edges. There is no decoration on the spindle whorl. The diameter of the spindle whorl is 18.8mm, the thickness is 3.8mm, and the weight is 5.9g.
Created on: Tuesday 25th June 2019
Last updated: Thursday 25th July 2019
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Record ID: SWYOR-0BD9D9
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A cast lead spindle whorl, probably of Early Medieval date, about AD 500 - 850. It is discoidal and has two flat faces of equal size and curved sides, making it a Walton Rogers type B2. Spindle whorls are difficult to date but the size of the central hole suggests an early or middle Anglo Saxon date. The patina is pale grey. It is 23.6mm in diameter and 4.3mm thick, with a central perforation of internal diameter 6.5mm. It weighs 12.51g.
Created on: Monday 24th June 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd July 2019
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Record ID: SUR-A07D0D
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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An undecorated lead spindle whorl with a hole of 7.3mm diameter and an irregular conical profile with a hemispherical upper and a flat lower side. The profile compares favourably to Walton Rogers form A1-A2, dating to AD 700-1100.
Created on: Wednesday 19th June 2019
Last updated: Thursday 20th June 2019
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Record ID: NLM-761BDD
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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Lead spindle whorl. Cast cylindrical whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter c.11mm, Walton Rogers form B. Patinated, and distorted by plough strike, possibly also at the time of discovery. The spindle hole size and form could be compatible with an Anglo-Scandinavian date. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 1000-1100 Diameter: c.27mm, Thickness: 8.7mm, Weight: 31.41gms
Created on: Monday 17th June 2019
Last updated: Monday 17th June 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thirkleby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-FA18C6
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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Early Medieval lead alloy spindle whorl, 20mm in diameter, 8mm thick, with a weight of 13.62g. The whorl is circular in form with a D shaped cross section. It is plain and has a central circular hole 7mm in diameter. The form matches Walton Rogers form A2 which she dates to 700-1100AD.
Created on: Tuesday 11th June 2019
Last updated: Friday 14th June 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Peckleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-F9FD59
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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Early Medieval lead alloy spindle whorl, 21mm in diameter, 12mm thick, with a weight of 23.23g. The whorl is circular in form with a D shaped cross section. It is plain and ha s a central circular hole, 8mm in diameter. The form matches Walton Rogers form A2 which she dates to 700-1100AD.
Created on: Tuesday 11th June 2019
Last updated: Friday 14th June 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Peckleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-655962
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead possible spindle whorl. Cast or miscast plano-convex whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter 10mm, Walton Rogers form A1; a nick carried across the middle of this on the flat surface of the whorl and repeated as a deeper groove on the convex face may signal its conversion to use as a line weight with tying notch. The poor casting, resulting in a markedly asymmetrical form, might have dictated this 'reuse' from the start. Patinated. The spindle hole and form would be compatible with an Anglo-Scandinavian date. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 850-1000 Diameter (as found):…
Created on: Tuesday 4th June 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 4th June 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-51DBD8
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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Lead conical spindle whorl, probably dating to the early medieval period (c. AD 700 - 1000). The spindle whorl is crudely shaped and unsymmetrical; it is broadly circular in plan and triangular in section, with a circular, central perforation. The spindle whorl has a white patina. It is 16.75mm in diameter, 12.50mm in thickness and weighs 15.90g. The diameter of the central perforation is 8.94mm. The form of this object is similar to examples that have been recorded as early medieval in date. These include: SWYOR-6E4DAA, NLM-5EA8A8 and NLM-09370E.
Created on: Monday 3rd June 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 4th June 2019
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Record ID: NLM-FD189E
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead spindle whorl. A small cast hemispherical whorl with a central moulded apereture of diameter 7.5mm, Walton Rogers form A1; patinated. The mass could suggest a primary function spinning a fine yarn, while the spindle-hole size would admit an Anglo-Saxon date. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 700-850 Diameter: 21.5mm, Thickness: 4.5mm, Weight: 10.68gms
Created on: Thursday 30th May 2019
Last updated: Friday 31st May 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ulceby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-400676
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A Lead spindle whorl from the Early Medieval Anglo Saxon period from around AD 500 to AD 850. It is discoidal and has two flat faces of equal size with a very slight convex face on one, a relatively large central hole and curved sides. Its diameter is 25.4mm. The internal hole diameter 7.5mm, it is 5.8mm thick and weighs 14.85g. Evidence for its date is drawn from Cloth and Clothing in Early Anglo-Saxon England AD, Penelope Walton Rogers 2007, pages 24 and 25 figure 2.18 (type B2).
Created on: Tuesday 21st May 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd July 2019
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