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Record ID: SWYOR-FA5232
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A damaged cast lead spindle whorl of Walton Rogers form A1 dating from the Early Medieval period, about AD 500 - 1000. The central aperture has a diameter of 7.3mm which might argue for a date earlier in the range. The whorl is oval and misshapen, and has suffered damage, perhaps burning, which has black bubbles on the surface and damaged the patina. There is also a post depositional dent across the rounded face. It is 25.5mm long, 20.9mm wide and 6.6mm thick, with an offset, circular perforation 6.5mm in diameter. It weighs 17.65g.
Created on: Tuesday 11th December 2018
Last updated: Friday 21st December 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-FA2FF9
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead probable spindle whorl of discoidal shape and possible Iron Age or Roman date, about 100 BC - AD 410. It conforms to Walton Rogers form B1 (Walton Rogers 2007, pp. 24-25): both faces are flat; the sides are vertical, the faces being the same size; and the section is rectangular. It is 30.2mm in diameter and 3.7mm thick, with a central circular perforation 4.5mm in diameter. It weighs 24.01g. The smallness of the aperture suggests that this whorl might date from the Roman era or earlier. There is no decoration, and the object has a patchy grey and creamy white patina.
Created on: Tuesday 11th December 2018
Last updated: Friday 21st December 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-FA1930
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead spindle whorl of probable early medieval date, about AD 500 - 1000. It conforms most closely to Walton Rogers form A1 (Walton Rogers 2007, pp. 24-25), as it has a flat upper face, rounded lower, and a D-shaped section. Walton Rogers dates whorls of this shape from between the sixth and the tenth centuries, however the larger aperture, which is 10.1mm in diameter, suggests the later part of this period. The whorl is unusually thin, and has one thicker area, perhaps the result of mis-casting. The object, which has been broken on one edge, has a grey patina, a diameter of 27.2…
Created on: Tuesday 11th December 2018
Last updated: Friday 21st December 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-F9FBB7
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead spindle whorl of unknown date, probably Early Medieval to Medieval, about AD 850 - AD 1200. It conforms to Walton Rogers form B1 (Walton Rogers 2007, pp. 24-25): both faces are flat; the sides are vertical, the faces being the same size; and the section is rectangular. It is 29.3mm in diameter and 10.2mm thick, with a central circular perforation 10.5mm in diameter. It weighs 34.19g. The larger aperture suggests that this whorl might date from the later early medieval to the medieval periods. There is no decoration, and the object has a grey patina. This patina …
Created on: Tuesday 11th December 2018
Last updated: Friday 21st December 2018
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Record ID: DUR-F9EF10
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead spindle whorl dating to the medieval period (c. AD1066 - 1500 ). The whorl is slightly biconical and has a central, circular apeture that is 10.53mm in diameter. It is decorated with a pattern of raised dots which are divided into groups of three by regular raised lines and the whorl as a whole is ringed with a raised circle. The whorl is worn and demonstrates evidence of patina and corrosion. The object weighs 24.1g, is 26.88mm in diameter and 9.48mm thick. Lead spindle whorls are difficult to date precisely but decorated biconical whorls are typically dated to the …
Created on: Tuesday 11th December 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd August 2019
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Record ID: SWYOR-F9A86B
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead spindle whorl of probable Early Medieval to Medieval date, about AD 700 - 1100. It conforms most closely to Walton Rogers form A2 (Walton Rogers 2007, pp. 24-25). The sides are near vertical in some places, but also have some curving, the faces being the same size, and the section is sub-rectangular to D-shaped. It is 26.9mm in diameter and 11.7mm thick, with a central circular perforation 11.5mm in diameter. It weighs 39.97g. The larger aperture suggests that this whorl might date from the later early medieval to the post medieval periods. No decoration can be confidently …
Created on: Tuesday 11th December 2018
Last updated: Friday 21st December 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-A99C31
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sub-conical cast lead spindle whorl, possibly dating from about AD 500 to AD 1000, as it most closely conforms to Walton Rogers form A1 (Walton Rogers 2007, pp. 24-25). The small size of the central aperture, at 7.9mm supports this identification. The whorl has slightly curved, convex sides, and one flat face, with, arguably, a slightly domed smaller second face. The object has an overall creamy patina, a diameter of 21.5mm, a height of 12.9mm and weighs 27.0g. There is no indication of decoration.
Created on: Friday 7th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th December 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-A992B6
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A discoidal cast lead spindle whorl, possibly dating from the eighth to the twelfth century (AD 700 - 1200), as it most closely conforms to Walton Rogers form B1, with two equally sized flat faces, vertical sides, and rectangular section; while the small size of the aperture, at 8mm, supports this identification. Both faces of the whorl are slightly concave, with a raised rim round the central aperture, although it is uncertain whether this can be attributed to design, or casting contraction in the mould. No indication of decoration can be suggested with confidence. The object has a ov…
Created on: Friday 7th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th December 2018
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Record ID: NMS-94DAC7
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Saxon to post-medieval deep plano-convex lead spindle whorl, diameter 22mm, thickness 14.5mm, hole diameter 9.5 - 12mm, weight 25.07g, 11th - 16th century.
Created on: Thursday 6th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th December 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-841AC4
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl with no surface decoration. The object is in fair condition, is 25mm in diameter, 6mm thick and weighs 19.75g.
Created on: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th December 2018
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Record ID: NMS-7D92BC
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Saxon to post-medieval lead spindle whorl, plano-convex, diameter 24mm, thickness 12mm, hole diameter 9.5mm, weight 39.32g. 11th - 16th century.
Created on: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th December 2018
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Record ID: HESH-6A693F
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead or lead alloy fragment of a spindle whorl or weight of Roman to Post Medieval date (1 - 1650 AD), most probably Roman (AD50-350). The spindle whorl is broadly circular in plan and D shaped in cross section; it has been heavily eroded in the soil. The central hole is a an irregular oval shape and has been cast / set off centre; it has an internal diameter of 7.98mm x 7.14mm. Both faces are plain and undecorated; there is an indistinct wavy line around the bottom edge of the whorl - this maybe decoration. The spindle whorl has a cream - white coloured surface patina. Spindle …
Created on: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 26th June 2019
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Record ID: HESH-6A1DE8
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead or lead alloy spindle whorl or weight of Roman to Post Medieval date (1 - 1650 AD), most probably Roman (AD50-350). The spindle whorl is broadly circular in plan and D shaped in cross section; it has been heavily eroded in the soil. The central hole is a an irregular oval shape and has been cast / set off centre; it has an internal diameter of 7.95mm x 7.14mm. Both faces are plain and undecorated; there is an indistinct wavy line around the bottom edge of the whorl - this maybe decoration. The spindle whorl has a cream - white coloured surface patina. Spindle whorls are use…
Created on: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Last updated: Friday 14th June 2019
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Record ID: HESH-69EC05
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead or lead alloy spindle whorl or weight of Roman to Post Medieval date (1 - 1650 AD), most probably Roman (AD50-350). The spindle whorl is broadly circular in plan and D shaped in cross section; it has been heavily eroded in the soil. The central hole is a an irregular oval shape and has been cast / set off centre; it has an internal diameter of 4.65mm x 5.51mm. Both faces are plain and undecorated. The spindle whorl has a cream - white coloured surface patina. Spindle whorls are used for a long period of time and as such are very difficult to date precisely without other evi…
Created on: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Last updated: Friday 14th June 2019
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Record ID: HESH-69A8C3
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead or lead alloy spindle whorl or weight of Roman to Post Medieval date (1 - 1650 AD), most probably Roman (AD50-350). The spindle whorl is broadly circular in plan and D shaped in cross section; it has been heavily eroded in the soil. The central hole is a an irregular oval shape and has been cast / set off centre; it has an internal diameter of 7.87mm x 8.11mm. Both faces are plain and undecorated. The spindle whorl has a cream - white coloured surface patina. Spindle whorls are used for a long period of time and as such are very difficult to date precisely without other evi…
Created on: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Last updated: Friday 14th June 2019
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Record ID: SWYOR-697A98
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A decorated lead spindle whorl, probably of Medieval to Post Medieval date, about AD 1100 - 1600. It is flattened bi-conical in form (biconvex), with a wide median band (Walton Rogers Form C2). Both faces have a cast design consisting of raised pellets and lines forming a four pointed star with one extra line running from the central hole to the edge. The central aperture is 9.6mm diameter. The whorl has a light grey patina. It is 33.6mm in diameter and 10.9mm thick. It weighs 36.7g. Walton Rogers (in the Flixborough volume and York Fasicules) suggests that biconical whorls date from A…
Created on: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th December 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-57F7CB
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy spindle whorl or weight. Early to late medeival. The Spindle Whorl is biconical in cross section and decorated on both sides. On side is a double lined, five pointed star, or five double lined cheverons, both internal and external Interstices have a pellet. The other face is an eleven pointed star with a pellet on each of the external points. The spindle whorl is the very light brown colour of old lead. The outside diameter varies between 27.5 mm and 29.03mm. The internal diameter varies between 9.33mm and 10.05mm. the thickness is 9.1 mm, the weight is 35.33g.. Similar a…
Created on: Monday 3rd December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 5th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scholar Green', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-55AF7A
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete spindle whorl, made from a very worn and fragmentary medieval lead papal bulla of Pope Clement V (1305 to 1314). The obverse bears the legend CLE / [MEN]S / [:PP] V within a beaded border. The reverse depicts the faces of St Peter and St Paul below the inscription SPASP[E] (SPA = Sanctus Paulus, SPE = Sanctus Petrus), all of which are surrounded by the remains of a beaded border. St. Paul is seen on the left looking right, with a long pointed beard and short grooved hair, St. Peter is now missing. A squashed hole is visible on the perimeter at 12 o'clock with a partial h…
Created on: Monday 3rd December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mostyn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-51937F
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Saxon to post-medieval lead spindle whorl, plano-convex, diameter 27mm, thickness 14.5mm, hole diameter 10 - 12mm, weight 65.81g. 11th - 16th century.
Created on: Monday 3rd December 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd December 2018
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Record ID: DUR-117B8A
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead spindle whorl of the Medieval period (AD900-1200). The object is discoid in form, with straight sides, and a central circular perforation measuring 9.86mm. There are some patches of light grey patina on both surfaces but the general colour is of a darker grey. The surface is generally uneven. The form generally conforms to the Walton Rogers (1997, p1739 no. 6563) Type B giving an earlier Medieval date. Thickness: 7.64mm Weight: 43.3g Diameter: 31.03mm Ref: Rogers, Penelope Walton. 1997. Textile Production at 16-22 Coppergate. Vol. 17. The Archaeology of York: …
Created on: Friday 30th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th June 2019
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