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Record ID: WMAS-C46143
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County of Herefordshire
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The object is a probable cast lead alloy spindle whorl. The dating of lead spindle whorls is difficult due to the long period of time over which they were used. According to Geake (Geake, H. 2001 Finds Recording Guide, Version 1.1; August 2001) lead spindle whorls have been found in both Roman and Medieval contexts (Geake 2001, 66). However the recorded object is thought to be Roman in date as it shares some similarities with another Roman spindle whorl from Woodhouse, Northumberland which is also bi-conical and has similar line and pellet decoration on it (Brailsford, J. 1951. Br…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd February 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WMAS-A4CFE7
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probable spindle whorl made of cast lead alloy. The dating of lead spindle whorls is difficult due to the long period of time over which they were used, according to Geake (Geake, H. 2001 Finds Recording Guide, Version 1.1; August 2001) lead spindle whorls have been found in both Roman and Medieval contexts (Geake 2001, 66). This object could therefore date to any time between the 1st century AD and the 16th century AD. In plan the object is sub-circular while in section the object is biconical. The object has a central perforation which is roughly sub-circular in plan.…
Created on: Monday 10th October 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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