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    • County: Suffolk
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Record ID: ESS-EB34B5
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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Medieval cast lead alloy spindle whorl. The whorl is circular in plan, with an irregular circular perforation at the centre. It has a sub-triangular cross section. Both the upper and lower surface have moulded decoration. One face has a zig-zag design, with pellets in the gaps. The other face has five double arches, with two pellets in each towards the central perforation. It has a diameter of 30.59mm, the perforation has a diameter of 9.95mm. It is 9.98mm thick 10.01mm wide and weighs 44.88 grams. The surface is slightly worn and there is some damage.
Created on: Friday 4th January 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lavenham CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-282E18
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
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Worn, lead spindle whorl. The spindle whorl is circular in plan and oval in section. It has a central circular perforation through its length. The object has been cast with a series of crude raised dots around the circumference of one surface and presumably the opposite surface, though this is worn beyond recognition. The lead has a chalky white appearance. The spindle whorl is 27.68mm in diameter, 13.02mm thick and weighs 58.95g. This spindle whorl could be Roman to medieval in date as decorated spindle whorls have been discovered in Roman, Saxon and Medieval contexts and there is no …
Created on: Tuesday 4th April 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stoke Ny Nayland', grid reference and parish protected.


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