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    • Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
    • Institution: YORYM

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Record ID: YORYM-C3D233
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1800. The spindle whorl is bi-conical with a central perforation running through it. Both surfaces are decorated with a series of irregularly spaced raised lines. Each resulting cell houses a single raised pellet. The metal has a mid-brown/white patina and is worn. The spindle whorl is 25.9mm in diameter, 12.2mm thick and weighs 10.1g. The perforation is 24.8mm in diameter suggesting a medieval date as per the thicker spindles of this period (Walton Rogers, 1997, p.1731). Ref: Walton Rogers, P., 1997.…
Created on: Thursday 8th August 2019
Last updated: Friday 9th August 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-054931
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: YORYM-868BC0
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1800. The spindle whorl is bi-conical with a central perforation running through it. One side is decorated with has irregularly spaced raised lines radiating from the perforation to the outer edge. Two of the resulting cells have a raised X within and all other cells have three raised pellets. The other side displays a variety of raised shapes including an X, two interlinked chevrons and a cross along with raised radiating lines and pellets. The metal has a mid-brown/white patina and is worn. The spindl…
Created on: Friday 12th July 2019
Last updated: Friday 19th July 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-22C63F
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1800. The spindle whorl is bi-conical with a central perforation running through it. One side is decorated with a series of irregularly sized and spaced pellets while the other has irregularly spaced raised lines radiating from the perforation to the outer edge. The metal has a light white patina and is worn. The spindle whorl is 30.1mm in diameter, 12.5mm thick and weighs 44.2g. The perforation is 9.9mm in diameter. Lead spindle whorls were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the post-medieval …
Created on: Thursday 13th June 2019
Last updated: Monday 8th July 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-F89CBD
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: York
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, lead-alloy spindle whorl of Medieval to Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1800. The spindle whorl is bi-conical with a central perforation running through it. It is undecorated. Approximately a quarter of the body is missing. The metal has a dark brown patina and is worn throughout. The spindle whorl measures 29.2mm in diameter, 16.0mm in thickness, has an internal diameter of 9.3mm and weighs 25.4g Lead spindle whorls were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the post-medieval period and are difficult to date with any certainty. Decorated examples are thought to …
Created on: Tuesday 11th June 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 12th June 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-7C264B
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1800. The spindle whorl is bi-conical with a central perforation running through it. Both surfaces bear faint traces of decoration though it is too worn to be sufficiently determined. The metal has a mid-brown patina and is worn. The spindle whorl is 29.3mm in diameter, 12.4mm thick and weighs 51.1g. The perforation is 9.2mm in diameter. Lead spindle whorls were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the post-medieval period and are difficult to date with any certainty. Decorated examples are thoug…
Created on: Wednesday 5th June 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 5th June 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-41743C
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: York
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1800. The spindle whorl is bi-conical with a central perforation running through it. Both surfaces are decorated with a series of irregularly spaced and oriented raised lines, each resulting cell houses three raised pellets. The metal has a light white/brown patina and is worn. The spindle whorl is 33.7mm in diameter, 12.8mm thick and weighs 44.9g. The perforation is 8.3mm in diameter. Lead spindle whorls were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the post-medieval period and are difficult to date…
Created on: Tuesday 21st May 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 21st May 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-4150A8
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: York
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1800. The spindle whorl is bi-conical with a central perforation running through it. Both surfaces are decorated with a series of irregularly spaced raised lines, each resulting cell houses one raised pellet. The metal has a light white/brown patina and is worn. The spindle whorl is 27.8mm in diameter, 8.9mm thick and weighs 30.4g. The perforation is 9.9mm in diameter. Lead spindle whorls were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the post-medieval period and are difficult to date with any certain…
Created on: Tuesday 21st May 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 21st May 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-1AE08B
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, lead-alloy spindle whorl of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1800. The spindle whorl is bi-conical with a central perforation running through it. One face is clearly decorated with a series of pellets, the opposing side may be undecorated but it is unclear. The metal has a pale cream patina, with a darker surface patina evident in the sunken panels. It is worn throughout. The spindle whorl measures 25.1mm in diameter, 10.0mm in thickness, has an internal diameter of 9.4mm and weighs 25.4g Lead spindle whorls were commonly used from the Iron Age through to th…
Created on: Tuesday 7th May 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 29th May 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-EB0377
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1800. The spindle whorl is bi-conical with a central perforation running through it. Both surfaces are decorated with gobular pellets circumferentially surrounding the edge (the pellets of the upper and lower surfaces occasionally intersect) and with smaller pellets at the inner edge. The space between on each surface is decorated with a complex series of irregularly arranged raised ribs. The metal has a pale cream patina, with a darker surface patina evident in the sunken panels. It is worn throughout.…
Created on: Tuesday 5th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 20th March 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-EAE53D
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1800. The spindle whorl is bi-conical with a central perforation running through it. Both surfaces are decorated with seven, evenly spaced lateral ribs; the cells between the ribs are each decorated with a group of three circular pellets, arranged with one at the inner edge, with two above. The metal has a pale cream patina, with a darker surface patina evident in the sunken panels. It is worn throughout. On one side, two zones of dark grey lead are visible where it has been recently struck, exposing th…
Created on: Tuesday 5th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 20th March 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-D5D756
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl of Medieval to Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1800. The spindle whorl is annular/barrel shaed with a central perforation running through it. The upper face is decorated with a cast, openwork, eight-pointed star. The underside has an irregular series of linear, incised lines. The circumferential face is decorated with a series of incised icons, including a five-petalled flower, two-headed arrows, and chevrons. The metal has a pale cream/light grey patina. It is abraded on all surfaces and mesaues 24.7mm in diameter (external), 11.8mm in thickness, …
Created on: Monday 4th March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 5th March 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-ED556E
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl of Medieval to Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1800. The spindle whorl is bi-conical with a central perforation running through it. Both surfaces are decorated with irregularly spaced raised lines radiating from the central perforation. Each resulting trapezoidal cell houses one or two raised pellets. The metal has a brown patina and is worn. The spindle whorl is 28.2mm in diameter, 10.1mm thick, and weighs 39.5g. The perforation is 8.4mm in diameter. Lead spindle whorls were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the Post-Medieval period and a…
Created on: Thursday 21st February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd April 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-83FDD7
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl of Medieval to Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1800. The spindle whorl is bi-conical with a central perforation running through it. Both surfaces are decorated with irregular raised lines radiating from the central perforation, occasionally transected by crossing lines or with shorter lines emanating from their upper range. it has larger pellets circumferentially arranged at the widest point, with additional, variably sized, pellets apparent in many of the other panels. The metal has a pale cream/light grey patina. It is worn throughout. The spindle …
Created on: Monday 4th February 2019
Last updated: Monday 4th March 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-2EC60F
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1800. The spindle whorl is bi-conical with a central perforation running through it. Both surfaces are decorated with irregularly spaced and oriented raised lines and pellets radiating from the centre. The metal has a light brown patina and is worn. The spindle whorl is 33.7mm in diameter, 12.8mm thick and weighs 53.8g. The perforation is 10.8mm in diameter. A tubular piece of lead was found in association with the spindle whorl. It lacks any distinctive diagnostic details. It is 27.8mm long, 8.5mm in …
Created on: Thursday 31st January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 31st January 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-2EB685
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1800. The spindle whorl is bi-conical with a central perforation running through it. Both surfaces are decorated with a series of irregularly sized and spaced raised pellets. The metal has a light white/brown patina and is worn. The spindle whorl is 35.4mm in diameter, 10.7mm thick and weighs 50.4g. The perforation is 11.4mm in diameter. Lead spindle whorls were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the post-medieval period and are difficult to date with any certainty. Decorated examples are thou…
Created on: Thursday 31st January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 31st January 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-F28360
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: York
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1800. The spindle whorl is bi-conical with a central perforation running through it. One surface is decorated with an irregular seven (7) pointed star formed of raised lines with a single raised pellet within each resulting cell both within the arms of the star and outside. The opposite side is decorated with irregularly spaced and orientated raised lines radiating from the perforation, again with a single raised pellet within each resulting cell/ The metal has a mid-yellow/brown patina and is worn. Th…
Created on: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 29th January 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-F17CA6
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl of medieval to Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1800. The spindle whorl is bi-conical with a central perforation running through it and its shape is slightly distorted, especially around the perforation. Both surfaces are decorated with raised lines and pellets though the exact form is difficult to determine due to wear and distortion. The metal has a light grey/brown patina and is worn. The spindle whorl is 25.5mm in diameter, 14.7mm thick and weighs 35.8g. The perforation is 9.8mm in diameter. Lead spindle whorls were commonly used from the Iron A…
Created on: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 29th January 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-7397E6
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1800. The spindle whorl is bi-conical with a central perforation running through it. Both surfaces are decorated with irregular raised lines radiating from the central perforation, occasionally transected by crossing lines or with shorter lines emanating from their upper range. At least eight large pellets are visible surrounding each perforation, with additional, variably sized, pellets apparent in many of the other panels. The metal has a pale cream patina, with a darker surface patina evident in the …
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 13th February 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-CD2ED8
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl probably of Medieval to Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1800. The spindle whorl is flat and circular with one rounded face and a central perforation running through it. The rounded surface is crudely decorated with irregularly spaced raised pellets. The flat surface is slightly concave, raised at the outer and inner edges but slightly indented in the centre of its surface. The metal has a light brown/white patina and is worn. The spindle whorl is 27.4mm in diameter, 10.0mm thick, and weighs 41.0g. The perforation is 11.0mm in diameter. Lead spindle…
Created on: Friday 21st December 2018
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
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