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    • Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
    • Primary material: Lead Alloy
    • County: Nottinghamshire

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Record ID: YORYM-7C264B
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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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: DENO-1D7534
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A cast lead alloy spindle whorl, probably of medieval date. The object is bi-conical with a broad circumferential rim and a wide (10.4 mm) central perforation. Both upper and lower surfaces are decorated with raised lines at varying angles. Lead alloy spindle whorls are difficult to date as the same basic design was in use for a long period. The decorative style is consistent with others recorded on this database and assigned a medieval date. cf SWYOR-A34CA5, LVPL-DDE0C3 Diameter 23.5 mm, height 11.5 mm, weight 26 g
Created on: Thursday 25th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd December 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-7C311A
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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Medieval lead alloy spindle whorl, 37mm in diameter and 11mm thick with a weight of 44.56g. The object is circular in form and bi-conical in cross section. It has a central circular hole, 11mm in diameter which forms the central feature of its decoration. This consists of a raised 'lozenge' a rectangle with concave sides. Each corner terminates in a semi-spherical knop and in the centre of each edge there is a small projecting raised line which also terminates in a knop. The whorl conforms to Walton Rogers Form C which she dates to 1100 onwards.
Created on: Thursday 30th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-8EF1FA
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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Medieval lead alloy spindle whorl, thickness: 11 mm, diameter: 30 mm, internal diameter: 7 mm, weight: 26.53 g The spindle whorl is circular in form and bi-conical in cross section. It is decorated on both sides with a row of semi-spheres in a row surrounding the central hole which is 7mm in diamater. In between some of the semi-spheres are raised lines running outwards and terminating at the slightly raised lip running around the whorl. Its form matches Walton Rogers form C, which she dates to the medieval period.
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Notts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-19691B
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A complete, medieval, lead alloy spindle whorle. The whorle is circular in form and bi conical in cross-section, with a central hole 9.9 mm in diameter. It is decorated on one side with a series of raised pellets, and on the other with a twisted grid. Overall, the object measures 27.2 mm in diameter, 9.3 mm in thickness. It weighs 27.3 g.
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd September 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-F1D91C
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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Medieval lead alloy spindle whorl, Width: 13 mm, diameter: 35 mm, internal diameter: 9 mm, weight: 63.45 g. The whorl is circular in form and bi-conical in cross section. It has been roughly cast and is decorated on both faces with raised lines arranged in a star of David pattern, interspersed with raised dots. Its fits Walton Rogers form C which she dates to the medieval period.
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Loughborough area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-A9FB9B
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Nottinghamshire
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A lead alloy spindle whorl (probably) dating from the Roman or Early Medieval period probably, about AD 43 - 1000. It is of Walton Rogers Form A1, having a D shaped cross section, and being plano-convex, however, it is oval rather than circular and of uneven thickness, casting doubt on its function as a spindle whorl. The central aperture is 3-4mm diameter. The small diameter of the central hole is thought to indicate an early date. The whorl is 18mm long, 15mm wide and 7.8mm thick. 8.07g. If not a whorl, it could be a perforated weight.
Created on: Monday 19th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 10th May 2019
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Record ID: DENO-094006
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A complete early medieval to medieval lead alloy spindle whorl, dating from AD c. 500 - 1100. The spindle whorl is crudely made, roughly circular in shape, with a flat upper surface, curved sides and a rounded lower surface or small flat lower surface - Walton-Rogers (2009) Form A1/2. The circular aperture has been set off centre. Both face are undecorated. Diameter 26.7mm, Thickness 8.4mm. Diameter of aperture 9.7mm. Weight 30.27g.
Created on: Tuesday 30th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th March 2018
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Record ID: DENO-77160C
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A cast lead alloy spindle-whorl, probably of medieval date. The object is bi-conical with a broad circumferential rim. Both surfaces are decorated with moulding: Four large pellets or knobs, between each is a cruciform shape having pellets at the end of each arm. There is a linear dent running across one surface. The well formed central perforation has a diameter of 9 mm. Spindle whorls are difficult to date but bi-conical ones are normally attributed to the medieval period. The cruciform decoration is also suggestive of a medieval date. The weight of 75.6 g may indicate this was u…
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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Record ID: DENO-FF30E3
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A cast lead alloy spindle whorl probably of medieval date. It is cylindrical with a conical top bearing incised decoration in the form of radiating lines. The base is flat with a countersunk central hole. The central whole is 11 mm in diameter, suggesting a date of tenth century or later (Walton Rogers 2007, p 26) The bun-shape of the object resembles Coppergate Form B. Overall diameter is 28 mm, thickness 14 mm, weight 50.4
Created on: Thursday 30th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 11th December 2017
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Record ID: DENO-FEE2B8
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A cast lead alloy spindle whorl probably of early medieval date. It is very flattened, resembling Coppergate form A, One face is more conical, the other plano-convex. Both faces have moulded decoration; the conical face has four arrow heads alternating with raised pellets. The arrow heads alternately point inwards to the centre and outwards to the rim. The flatter face has a raised circle around the circumference, enclosing a double circle of raised pellets. There are some dents and marks to this face, possibly post-depositional. The entire object has a creamy buff patina. The cent…
Created on: Thursday 30th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 11th December 2017
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Record ID: DENO-619852
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A cast lead alloy spindle whorl of probable medieval date (AD c. 1100 - 1500). The object is bi-conical in shape and decorated on both faces with raised pellets and lines. The central perforation is 11 mm diameter. The object has a creamy white patina Leaden spindle whorls have been found in a wide range of contexts and are difficult to date. However the pelleted decoration suggests a later medieval date. Diameter 27 mm, thickness 10 mm. Weight 28.4 g
Created on: Thursday 5th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
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Record ID: DENO-D0AED4
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A cast lead alloy spindle whorl or loom weight of probable medieval date.It is circular in plan and conical in section with a flat base. All surfaces are undecorated and have an uneven pale grey patina. The central perforation is 9 mm in diameter. Overall diameter at the base is 23 mm. Height is 9 mm. Weight is 24.7 g
Created on: Thursday 28th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 11th December 2017
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Record ID: DENO-D064FD
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A cast lead alloy biconical spindle whorl, probably of medieval date. Both surfaces are decorated with sets of incised lines at alternating angles. The central perforaton is 9 mm diameter. Lead alloy spindle whorls are difficult to date as the same basic design was in use for a long period. The decorative style is consistent with others recorded on this database and assigned a medieval date. cf SWYOR-A34CA5, LVPL-DDE0C3 Diameter 28 mm, height 17 mm, weight 45.8 g
Created on: Thursday 28th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 11th December 2017
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Record ID: DENO-2B05C5
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A cast lead alloy spindle whorl of early-medieval to medieval date. The mass suggests it could have spun a spindle rather than functioned as a loom weight. Circular in plan, rectangular in cross-section, both faces are flat, one is decorated with incised lines forming a cruciform pattern. Spindle whorls are difficult to date as they were in use for a long period. The decoration suggests a medieval date. Diameter 32mm, diameter of central perforation 9 mm Thickness 11 mm. Weight 64.7 g Walton Rogers (2009) suggests that spindle whorls with a rectangular cross-section are co…
Created on: Friday 8th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
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Record ID: DENO-B08AC0
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A Medieval lead spindle whorl, probably dating to AD c.1100-1500. In plan the spindle whorl is circular and in profile is biconical. There is a central circular perforation which has an internal diameter of 11.44 mm. One face is undecorated and the other one is decorated with oblique lines creating triangular enclosures, each filled with a pellet. The spindle whorl has a mid-grey patina. Dimensions: diameter 30.98 mm; thickness 15.38 mm; weight 43.74g Similar examples of spindle whorls have reportedly been found in contexts dated from the Roman through to the Post-Medieval peri…
Created on: Wednesday 9th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-55C78B
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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Medieval lead alloy spindle whorl, dating to 1100-1500AD. The spindle whorl is circular in form and bi-conical in cross section with an internal diameter of 8 mm. It is decorated on both faces with a series of raised dots and stripes. diameter 19mm, Height: 14 mm, weight: 16.86 g Walton Rogers form C
Created on: Tuesday 28th February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 2nd March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nottinghamshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-9236D3
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Nottinghamshire
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A complete lead or lead alloy probable Spindle Whorl of the Roman to Post Medieval period, dating from c. AD 43 - c. AD 1650. The object is circular in plan and broadly D shape in section. There is a broadly circular perforation through the object, cast slightly off centre. The top of the object is domed slightly and there is a crack on the edge of the perforation. The side of the object are flat and not decorated. The base is flat. There is evidence of post depostional damage in the form of indents, pitting, scratches and cracks in the surface of the object. The object measur…
Created on: Tuesday 20th December 2016
Last updated: Friday 30th December 2016
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Record ID: DENO-91CD4C
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A complete lead or lead alloy weight, probable Spindle whorl or net weight, of probably Early Medieval to Post Medieval period, dating from c. AD 700 - c. AD 1800. The object is circular in plan and broadly D shape in section. There is a broadly circular perforation through the object, cast slightly off centre. The top of the object is domed slightly and there is a triangular protrusion from one side, probably a casting flaw. The sides of the object taper out slightly, and appear to have been decorated with diagonal raised lines forming a triangular pattern on the surface. The bas…
Created on: Tuesday 20th December 2016
Last updated: Friday 30th December 2016
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Record ID: DENO-1325B2
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A complete lead or lead alloy biconvex Spindle Whorl of possibly the Medieval period, circa AD 1100 - AD 1400. The whorl is broadly circular in shape and lozenge shaped in section. There is a circular perforation cast slightly off centre, with an interior diameter of 9.7 mm. The whorl is decorated on one side with dual raised pellets evenly spaced around the circumference of the object. On the reverse the decoration is of raised diagonal lines forming triangles with a raised cicular pellet in each. The whorl measures 29.0 mm in diameter and is 13.9 mm thick. It weighs 47.4 g. …
Created on: Wednesday 14th December 2016
Last updated: Monday 30th January 2017
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