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    • Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
    • Institution: WMID
    • County: Warwickshire

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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-6EBD49
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead or lead alloy convex spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (AD 43 - AD 1650). The spindle whorl is sub circular in shape, and D shaped 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 6.7 mm wide. The upper face is domed and the lower face is flat. No decoration is present on either the upper or lower surfaces. The whorl has a diameter of 28.7 mm and is 8.4 mm thick. It weighs 36.2 g (1.28 oz). The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, with an even surf…
Created on: Friday 21st August 2015
Last updated: Friday 21st August 2015
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Record ID: WMID-CA394C
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete stone flat or discoidal spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (AD 43 - AD 1650). Around 50% of the spindle whorl is present.The spindle whorl is semi-circular, and rectangular in cross section. The central hole is sub circular in shape and has been drilled slightly off central, from both sides. The internal diameter of the hole measures 5.6 mm wide. Both the upper and lower faces are flat. No traces of decoration are present on either the upper or lower faces. The whorl has a diameter of 55.1 mm, with a width of 29.8 mm and is 14.1 mm thick. It weighs 36.…
Created on: Tuesday 24th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd September 2015
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Record ID: WMID-87ED62
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
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 plan, and sub rectangular (flat) in cross section. The central hole is sub circular in shape and has been cast centrally. The internal diameter of the hole measures 10.4 MM wide. The upper face has been decorated with raised probable runic lettering or illegible latin lettering. The lower face is plain and undecorated. The whorl has a diameter of 31.4 MM and is 7.8 MM thick. It weighs 40.4 grams. The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour,…
Created on: Wednesday 11th December 2013
Last updated: Saturday 28th December 2013
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Record ID: WMID-87CC91
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
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. One face has been decorated with double raised chevron lines. The other face has a row of raised pellets. The central hole is circular in shape and has been cast / set slightly off centre. It has a internal diameter of 9.8 mm. The whorl measures 27.3 mm in diameter, and 15.1 mm thick. It weighs 42.5 g. The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. Spindle whorls, as …
Created on: Wednesday 11th December 2013
Last updated: Monday 30th June 2014
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Record ID: WMID-C94A25
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
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. One face has been decorated with raised chevron lines, with pellets between. The other face has six raised pellets, with four raised lines in a heart shape between them. The central hole is circular in shape and has been cast / set approximately centrally. It has a internal diameter of 10.6 mm. The whorl measures 27.8 mm in diameter, and 11.9 mm thick. It weighs 28.5 g. The whorl is of a light to…
Created on: Wednesday 20th November 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 18th February 2014
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Record ID: WMID-C5C727
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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 9.84 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 betwe…
Created on: Friday 20th September 2013
Last updated: Friday 20th September 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Warwick', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-6DD008
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A stone sub-circular spindle whorl (a weight used on a spindle for spinning fibres in textile manufacture) constructed from a smooth dark grey stone. The spindle whorl is not perfectly circular and the central drilled hole is not in the very centre. The spindle whorl measures 33.54 mm in diameter and 15.32 mm thick. Its central hole is 10.1 mm in diameter. It weighs 27.4 grams. Dating spindle whorls is notoriously difficult in the absence of other chronological indicators. This example may date from as early as the Roman period (perhaps even earlier), although it is possibly later.
Created on: Wednesday 20th July 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 20th July 2011
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Record ID: WMID-E7E4D2
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead bi-conical spindle whorl of probable medieval date. The whorl has a central perforation for the spindle which measures 10.9 mm in diameter, whilst the whorl itself measures 27.85 mm in diameter and is 13.13 mm thick. It weighs 41.1 grams. The whorl is worn, but cast decoration is visible on both sides, taking the form of an abstract linear pattern. The whorl has a pale cream to brown patina and is quite worn.
Created on: Thursday 26th May 2011
Last updated: Thursday 26th May 2011
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Record ID: WMID-4FE757
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead plano-convex spindle whorl. The spindle whorl is 30.95 mm in diameter with a central perforation that is 10.4 mm in diameter. Both sides of the whorl are decorated, one with three lines of circular dots in relief, the other with regular lines that expand from the central perforation to the edge. It has been noted that the weight of a spindle whorl is demonstrative of the thickness of yarn produced, with lighter spindle whorls (3 - 5 grams) being used for spinning cotton and the heavier ones (30 - 35 grams) for spinning wool (Margeson 1993, page 184). This example weighs 48.7 gr…
Created on: Tuesday 30th November 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 30th November 2010
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Record ID: WMID-876BF8
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A circular lead spindle whorl. The spindle whorl is plano-convex and undecorated. The central perforation for the spindle is approximately 9.8 mm in diamater. It measures 32.06 mm in diameter, 9.5 mm thick and weighs 43.1 grams. It is plain and undecorated. As such objects were used for a wide period of time, from the Roman period through to the post-medieval, the dating for this plain example is uncertain.
Created on: Wednesday 16th June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 16th June 2010
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Record ID: WMID-A85404
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A spindle whorl made of a rusty coloured fine grained sandstone. It is discoid in shape, with one face damaged resulting in the loss of the original surface on that side. It weighs 52.1 grams, with a diameter of 42.76mm. The central perforation is 9.93mm wide. It is 23.00mm thick. Crummy (1983 Colchester Archaeological Report 2: The Roman Small Finds from Excavations in Colchester 1971-9, Colchester Archaeological Trust p. 67) defines a spindle whorl as having a central perforation which has a minimum 5mm diameter, the diameter and thickness is even, the sides are smooth, and…
Created on: Tuesday 16th February 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 24th February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brailes', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID6042
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The spindle whorl is circular in plan and bi-conical in profile. There is a central vertical hole which is 9.9mm diameter. The upper and lower surfaces are decorated with high-relief linear marks which vary in angle.
Created on: Wednesday 19th March 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WMID5532
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The possible spindle whorl has a plano-convex shape with a central hole which is 9.8mm in diameter. The base is flat. The sides appear to be decorated with two pellets, and a slightly multi-faceted surface. The object is a mid grey colour which is appearing to corrode in flakes.
Created on: Wednesday 20th November 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WMID4188
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The spindle whorl is a biconvex shape with a central sub-circular hole. Both faces of the spindle whorl are decorated with alternating high-relief line which radiates from the centre, and a pellet.
Created on: Monday 7th January 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WMID3628
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The spindle whorl is a plano-convex shape with a vertical central hole with is 9mm diam. The base of the item has a concentric ring groove which is more worn on one side than the other.
Created on: Wednesday 1st August 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'WARWICKSHIRE DUNCHURCH', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID3285
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The spindle whorl is biconvex with high-relief radiate ribs on both faces.
Created on: Wednesday 25th April 2001
Last updated: Wednesday 19th October 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'WARWICKSHIRE WELFORD ON AVON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID3036
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The spindle whorl is bi-convex with a ridge following the widest circumference of the item. On one face there is an additional ring which has pellets either side as decoration. The other face has radiate ridges as decoration. There is a central circular vertical hole which is 8.48mm diameter.
Created on: Monday 12th March 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'WARWICKSHIRE ALCESTER', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID2989
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The spindle whorl is circular in plan with bi-conical shaped section. The outer surface of the item has an irregular surface, which maybe a decoration, or created through use. The central hole is circular in plan and is vertical.
Created on: Thursday 1st March 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'WARWICKSHIRE HONINGTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID2865
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The spindle whorl is a plano-convex type, with a central vertical hole measuring 7.54mm dia. The base of the whorl is slightly irregular, and is sub-circular in plan. The surface is a white colour.
Created on: Friday 12th January 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'WARWICKSHIRE HATTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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