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    • Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
    • Primary material: Lead Alloy
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Record ID: LANCUM-B72B4A
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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Medieval to early Post Medieval, cast lead alloy weight, probably a spindle whorl or possibly a net weight. It has raised decoration on both faces. On the first face this takes the form of three debased letter, possibly THC, with a cross or quatrefoil to the left, and a symbol of the Trinity or trefoil to the right. Between these and opposite the lettering is a stylised heart. On the other face, a W has a pellet surrounded by a border to the left and a stylised clover leaf or trefoil to the right. As with the other face, there is a heart opposite the lettering. The style of the W sugge…
Created on: Friday 13th September 2019
Last updated: Friday 13th September 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-FD173C
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 two or three raised pellets. The metal has a mid-brown/white patina and is worn. The spindle whorl is 25.5mm in diameter, 10.1mm thick and weighs 23.4g. The perforation is 10.2mm in diameter suggesting a medieval date as per the thicker spindles of this period (Walton Rogers, 1997, p.1731). Ref: Walton Rogers, P.…
Created on: Friday 23rd August 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 4th September 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-FCFF8D
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 date, c.AD 1100 - 1600. The spindle whorl is plano-convex with a flat base and domed top and a central perforation running through it. The domed surface is decorated with a series of irregularly spaced raised lines radiating outward from the perforation. Each resulting cell houses a single raised pellet. The metal has a light white patina and is worn. The spindle whorl is 21.7mm in diameter, 6.2mm thick and weighs 8.9g. The perforation is 7.7mm in diameter. Lead spindle whorls were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the post-med…
Created on: Friday 23rd August 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 4th September 2019
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Record ID: SUR-E7BDCE
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy biconical spindle whorl or 25mm diameter with a central moulded aperture of 6.0mm diameter. There is no visible decoration. Post-medieval and circa 1500-1600.
Created on: Thursday 22nd August 2019
Last updated: Friday 23rd August 2019
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Record ID: WREX-C03949
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl, dating from the medieval period (AD1200-1500). The whorl is circular in plan and bi-conical in section with a slightly raised rim on the outside edge. The whorl is decorated with raised lines radiating out from the central perforation to the outer rim. The perforation has an internal diameter of 8.5 mm. The surface of the whorl is worn with a powdery white patina. Diameter: 27.1mm; thickness: 11.2mm; weight: 21.6g
Created on: Tuesday 20th August 2019
Last updated: Monday 9th September 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Llantysilio', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-AA4C7A
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast, Early Medieval, lead alloy spindle whorl, dating to AD 950 - 1150. It is flat and circular in shape, with a circular, central perforation. The edges are square, and the sides flat. The upper surface is decorated with a trapezoidal linear shape, with the end of each line extending over the other to form a 'V' shape. On three of the sides there are offset, rounded decorative shapes, suggestive of leaves. Diameter: 25.2mm, thickness: 10.3mm, weight: 40.13g. The central perforation is very symmetrical and measures 9.9mm in diameter; this is an indicator of the Early Med…
Created on: Monday 19th August 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 20th August 2019
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Record ID: IOW-087238
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy possible spindle whorl of Unknown date (c. AD 43-c. 1800). The spindle whorl is circular in plan, hemi-spherical, domed at the top and flat on the underside. There is a parallel sided circular hole at the centre with a diameter of 8.1mm. The object is grey with patches of a buff patina. Diameter: 25.5mm; thickness: 11.2mm. Weight: 40.72g. Spindle whorls, as an artefact type, can be hard to date accurately as they remained in use for a long period of time. The weight of the spindle whorl is suggestive of a thick wool thread being spun, as there is a direct rela…
Created on: Sunday 11th August 2019
Last updated: Monday 12th August 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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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-0589C2
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy weight or spindle whorl of possible Iron Age to Roman date, c.50 BC - AD 410. The object is circular with a flat top and domed base and a central perforation running through it. All surfaces appear undecorated and are worn. The metal has a mid-grey/white patina with a pitted surface. The object is 19.3mm in diameter, 12.9mm thick and weighs 25.6g. The perforation is 6.3mm in diameter suggesting an Iron Age to Roman date as per the thicker spindles of this period (Walton Rogers, 1997, p.1731). Ref: Walton Rogers, P., 1997. Textile Production at 16-22 Coppergate …
Created on: Tuesday 30th July 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 21st August 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cottam', grid reference and parish protected.


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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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