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    • Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
    • Institution: WMID
    • Broad period: MEDIEVAL

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Record ID: WMID-340265
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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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. The upper face has been decorated with a series of raised diagonal lines creating V shapes, with a raised circular pellet inside. The lower face is undecorated. The central hole is circular in shape and has been cast / set roughly centrally. It has a internal diameter of 8.7mm. The whorl measures 28.1 mm in diameter, and 13.6 mm thick. It weighs 50.0 g (1.76 oz). The whorl is of a light to mid grey colo…
Created on: Monday 8th July 2019
Last updated: Monday 8th July 2019
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Record ID: WMID-33E356
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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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 eight raised pellets, arranged in an approximate circular pattern. The lower face exhibits several raised diagonal lines, creating a star like design. A small raised rim is present around the edge of the spindle whorl. The central hole is circular in shape and has been cast approximately centrally. The internal diameter of the hole measures 10.3 mm wide. The whorl h…
Created on: Monday 8th July 2019
Last updated: Monday 8th July 2019
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Record ID: WMID-32EF74
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A complete lead or lead alloy biconvex spindle whorl, of probable Medieval dating (AD 1100 to AD 1500). The spindle whorl is sub-circular in plan, with a central, circular perforation extending vertically through the object (internal diameter 9.5 mm). The sides of the spindle whorl are slightly convex and have a repeating pattern of vertical grooves and ridges. There are four lozenge-shaped mouldings attached to the corners of the object; there is a pronounced seam around the girth of the object and is suggestive that it was manufactured by casting. The seam indicating a line between …
Created on: Monday 8th July 2019
Last updated: Monday 8th July 2019
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Record ID: WMID-7272F6
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
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A complete lead spindle whorl dating to the Medieval to Post Medieval periods (c. AD 1100 - 1600). The object is bi-convex; circular in plan with a prominent medial rib and a circular central aperture measuring 8.83mm in diameter. The whorl is decorated on both faces with raised lines radiating from the central aperture with a raised pellet in each cell. The whorl is light grey in colour and shows signs of wear. The overall dimensions are as follows: 26.74mm in diameter, 12.27mm in thickness and 34.45g in weight.
Created on: Wednesday 17th April 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd April 2019
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Record ID: WMID-724AE5
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead spindle whorl dating to the Medieval to Post Medieval periods (c. AD 1100 - 1600). The object is bi-convex; circular in plan with a prominent medial rib and a circular central aperture measuring 9.49mm in diameter. The whorl is decorated on both faces: one face with raised lines radiating from the central aperture with two raised pellets in each cell; the opposing face has a similar pattern though more compact with a greater number of raised lines and a single pellet in each cell. The whorl is grey in colour and both faces are worn. The overall dimensions are as follow…
Created on: Wednesday 17th April 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd April 2019
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Record ID: WMID-722B7A
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead spindle whorl dating to the Medieval to Post Medieval periods (c. AD 1100 - 1600). The object is bi-convex; circular in plan with a prominent medial rib and a circular central aperture measuring 7.8mm in diameter. The whorl is decorated on both faces with a raised linear pattern radiating from the central aperture, though the surfaces are quite worn therefore making the exact pattern difficult to make out. The whorl grey in colour with wear marks on one face. The overall dimensions are as follows: 26.69mm in diameter, 10.6mm in thickness and 26.41g in weight.
Created on: Wednesday 17th April 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd April 2019
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Record ID: WMID-72169C
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead spindle whorl dating to the Medieval to Post Medieval periods (c. AD 1100 - 1600). The object is bi-convex; circular in plan with a prominent medial rib and a circular central aperture measuring 9.18mm in diameter. The whorl is decorated on both faces with a raised leaf or feather-like motif radiating from the central aperture. The whorl is pinkish-grey in colour. The overall dimensions are as follows: 27.43mm in diameter, 12.15mm in thickness and 26.88g in weight.
Created on: Wednesday 17th April 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd April 2019
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Record ID: WMID-F37417
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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A complete lead spindle whorl dating to the Medieval to Post Medieval periods (c. AD 1200-1600). The spindle whorl is broadly circular in plan with one flattened edge, and with a central, circular perforation. The object is bi-conical with some possible raised lines radiating from the central perforation on both faces, though these are heavily worn. Plain lead weights and spindle whorls were in use from the Roman period to the present day, therefore without any contextual information it is difficult to apply an exact date. However, the presence of decoration on this object can aid in…
Created on: Thursday 11th April 2019
Last updated: Friday 3rd May 2019
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Record ID: WMID-FCDA98
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead bi-conical spindle whorl dating to the Medieval to Post Medieval period (c. AD 1200 - 1600). The spindle whorl is circular in plan and sub-triangular in cross-section, with sides that slope to a point at the perimeter, and a central, circular perforation. One face is decorated with a pattern of raised dots joined by lines. The other face may have been decorated with raised lines radiating from the central perforation but this face is too worn to fully make out. The object is well worn with a mid-grey patina. Lead spindle whorls are difficult to date without archaeologi…
Created on: Friday 22nd February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 14th March 2019
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Record ID: WMID-B172F5
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead or lead alloy spindle whorl dating to the Medieval to Post Medieval periods (c. AD 1100 - 1600). The object is bi-convex; circular in plan with a prominant medial rib and a circular central aperture measuring 9.69mm in diameter. The whorl is decorated with raised radial lines on one face, and raised dots and lines on the other face. The whorl has traces of a pinkish white patina adhering. Similar objects recorded on the PAS database include: SWYOR-A16042; DUR-E85D28; and SWYOR-2F0743. The overall dimensions are as follows: 27.77mm in diameter, 18.48mm in thickness an…
Created on: Thursday 1st November 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd November 2018
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Record ID: WMID-42E1EA
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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-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-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
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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-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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