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Record ID: YORYM-F89CBD
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: York
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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: BH-F7047D
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl or weight probably dating from the Early Medieval to Post Medieval period. The object is sub-cylindrical with an uneven sub-central circular perforation. All the surfaces are uneven and undecorated, though very abraded and pitted in places. The object is 34.2mm long and a maximum of 31.8mm diameter. The perforation is a maximum of 9.5mm diameter. It weighs 179.5 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 11th June 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd July 2019
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Record ID: BH-F68FB2
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl or weight probably dating from the Early Medieval to Medieval period. The object is dome shaped with an uneven circular perforation thorough the centre. The underside is flat. All the surfaces are uneven and undecorated, with several areas of pitting and gouging. It is 27.2mm in diameter and 11.8mm thick. The perforation is a maximum of 6mm in diameter. The object weighs 45 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 11th June 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd July 2019
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Record ID: BH-F67EC8
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl or weight probably dating from the Early Medieval to Medieval period. The object is dome shaped with an uneven circular perforation thorough the centre. The underside is flat and all the surfaces are uneven and undecorated. The object is very corroded. It is 17.2mm in diameter and 10mm thick. The perforation is a maximum of 4.1mm in diameter. The object weighs 10.5 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 11th June 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd July 2019
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Record ID: BH-F65AB6
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl or weight probably dating from the Early Medieval to Medieval period. The object is biconical in shape with an even circular perforation thorough the centre. The underside is flat and all the surfaces are uneven and undecorated. It is 16.4mm in diameter and 8.4mm thick. The perforation is 4.2mm in diameter. The object weighs 12.2 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 11th June 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd July 2019
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Record ID: WAW-E45CFB
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
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Medieval (12th to 15th centuries) spindle whorl: A cast lead or lead alloy spindle whorl which is sub-circular in plan and in profile is biconical. There is a central sub-circular perforation which is 9.2mm diameter. The surface of the spindle whorl is decorated on both faces, with radiating ridges and at irregular intervals pellets. The surface is oxidised and is a cream colour. It measures 28.29mm diameter and is 14.13mm thick. It weighs 48.65g. Spindle whorls, as an artefact type, can be hard to date accurately as they remained in use for a long period of time. However, Alberti (2…
Created on: Monday 10th June 2019
Last updated: Monday 10th June 2019
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Record ID: WREX-A7F44C
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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Lead-alloy spindle whorl, dating from the medieval period (AD1200-1500). The whorl has a conical body that appears to be very crudely decorated with raised lines radiating out from the central perforation to the outer edge of the whorl. The flat edge of the whorl is undecorated. The perforation has an internal diameter of 8.8mm.The surface of the whorl is worn with a powdery white patina. Diameter: 23.8mm; thickness: 11.3mm; weight: 23.5g
Created on: Friday 7th June 2019
Last updated: Friday 7th June 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Atcham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-A7A6EE
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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Lead-alloy spindle whorl, dating from the medieval period (AD1200-1500). The whorl is made up of a central bi-conical body that appears to be decorated with raised lines in a zig-zag pattern with pellets. The perforation has an internal diameter of 6.1mm.The surface of the whorl is worn with a powdery white patina. Diameter: 22.8mm; thickness: 10.9mm; internal diameter:6.1mm; weight: 20.4g
Created on: Friday 7th June 2019
Last updated: Friday 7th June 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Atcham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-A78924
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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Lead-alloy spindle whorl, dating from the medieval period (AD1200-1500). The whorl is made up of a central bi-conical body that appears to be decorated with raised lines in a zig-zag pattern. The perforation has an internal diameter of 8.8mm.The surface of the whorl is worn with a powdery white patina. Diameter: 23.8mm; thickness: 11.3mm; internal diameter: 8.8mm; weight: 23.5g
Created on: Friday 7th June 2019
Last updated: Friday 7th June 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Atcham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-923F40
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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A complete ceramic spindle whorl of probable early post-medieval date. The spindle is a flattened globular shape with a central circular hole, c.14mm in diameter. A groove runs around the midpoint of the outer face. It is made from a orange sandy earthenware fabric with angular quartz (<1mm) and red ironstone (<1mm) inclusions. There are traces of a green glaze in places on the surface, but most of this has worn away.. Very similar early post-medieval glazed stoneware spindle whorls imported from the Raeren kilns in Belgium are not uncommon finds, see PAS records: LON-81EDE9, BH
Created on: Thursday 6th June 2019
Last updated: Friday 12th July 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Debenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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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: SUSS-7AADBE
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead possible spindle whorl, dating from the Roman period to the Post-Medieval period. There are no diagnostic features on it to further identify a date.
Created on: Wednesday 5th June 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 12th June 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Parham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-659442
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead possible spindle whorl. Cast plano-convex whorl with a central moulded sub-rectangular aperture of length 12.2mm and width 10.3mm, cf. Walton Rogers form A1. Shrinkage lines on the flat face suggest the object was cast in an open mould. Patinated. This may be a whorl used with a spindle of deviant form, or a weight attached to an iron bar as a flywheel or weight, or even as a pommel weight on the tang of a knife - though both the latter uses might be expected to have left rusty residues unless the arrangement had been very short-lived. Or, the hole may have begun round and been su…
Created on: Tuesday 4th June 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 4th June 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-655962
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead possible spindle whorl. Cast or miscast plano-convex whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter 10mm, Walton Rogers form A1; a nick carried across the middle of this on the flat surface of the whorl and repeated as a deeper groove on the convex face may signal its conversion to use as a line weight with tying notch. The poor casting, resulting in a markedly asymmetrical form, might have dictated this 'reuse' from the start. Patinated. The spindle hole and form would be compatible with an Anglo-Scandinavian date. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 850-1000 Diameter (as found):…
Created on: Tuesday 4th June 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 4th June 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-53666E
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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Lead biconical spindle whorl of medieval date (c. AD 1200 - 1500). The object is circular in plan and triangular in section, with a central circular aperture. Both faces are decorated with a raised design: a line runs around the inner edge and further lines transect the face, with irregularly-sized circles and loops interspersed between them. The object has white patina. It is 33.99mm in diameter and 12.95mm in thickness. The diameter of the central aperture is 9.64mm. The object weighs 60.18g. Biconical spindle whorls with raised decoration such as this are well-represented from medi…
Created on: Monday 3rd June 2019
Last updated: Saturday 8th June 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-51DBD8
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead conical spindle whorl, probably dating to the early medieval period (c. AD 700 - 1000). The spindle whorl is crudely shaped and unsymmetrical; it is broadly circular in plan and triangular in section, with a circular, central perforation. The spindle whorl has a white patina. It is 16.75mm in diameter, 12.50mm in thickness and weighs 15.90g. The diameter of the central perforation is 8.94mm. The form of this object is similar to examples that have been recorded as early medieval in date. These include: SWYOR-6E4DAA, NLM-5EA8A8 and NLM-09370E.
Created on: Monday 3rd June 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 4th June 2019
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Record ID: NLM-51C242
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl. Cast cylindrical whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter 9.8mm, Walton Rogers form B. One flat side is plain, the other, probably the uppermost in an open mould given slight shrinkage lines, appears scalloped around its edge. Patinated. The form and spindle hole size could both point to an Anglo-Scandinavian date, but the unilateral decoration might rather relate this to early post-medieval whorls. Suggested date: Unknown, Early Medieval to Post-Medieval, 1000-1600 Diameter: 24.6mm, Thickness: 8.9mm, Weight: 28.74gms
Created on: Monday 3rd June 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 4th June 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Ranskill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-518EF0
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead biconical spindle whorl of uncertain, possibly medieval date (c. AD 1200 - 1500). The spindle whorl is circular in plan and triangular in section, with a circular, central perforation. The perforation is noticeably wider on one side than the other. There appears to have been an unsuccessful attempt made to further perforate the object through the side. The surface of the spindle whorl is worn and pitted with a white patina. The spindle whorl is 28.10mm in diameter, 11.88mm in thickness and weighs 43.71g. The maximum diameter of the central perforation is 7.61mm. The attempt to mo…
Created on: Monday 3rd June 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 4th June 2019
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Record ID: NMS-12343E
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Very abraded and incomplete Late Saxon to post-medieval lead plano-convex spindle whorl. A considerable amount has been lost, as is evidenced by the far from central position of the hole. The break, however, is quite smooth. Weight 11.27g. Estimated diameter 22mm. Thickness 7mm. Hole diameter 8 - 9.5mm. 11th - 16th century. Finders' number AD 800
Created on: Friday 31st May 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 4th June 2019
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Record ID: NMS-FF7AC6
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Late Saxon to post-medieval sub-conical lead spindle whorl in very battered condition. Diameter 21.5mm. Thickness 11.5mm. Hole diameter 9 - 10.5mm. Weight 20.71g. 11th - 16th century. Another lead object may be a spindle whorl or a weight. It is annular with convex sides and resembles a bead. Diameter 17mm. Thickness 10mm. Hole diameter 9 - 10mm. Weight 10.59g. Finders' number AD 749
Created on: Thursday 30th May 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 4th June 2019
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