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Record ID: SF4495
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lead weight, probably a spindle-whorl, irregularly circular and plano-convex, with a central circular perforation which tapers from 8-9 mm at the convex face to 9-10 mm at the flat face. Diameter varies from 29-32 mm, thickness 11 mm max, weighs 59g exactly.
Created on: Thursday 25th January 2001
Last updated: Monday 21st July 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK SHOTTISHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF5007
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Irregular perforated weight or spindle-whorl made from chalk. Sub-rectangular with rounded corners when viewed either from the top or the side, it measures 27 x 34 mm and is 15 mm thick. It is either not particularly well made or has suffered some damage, as it has a rather lumpy outline. The circular perforation is a little off-centre and is symmetrically waisted, narrowing slightly to c. 10 mm minimum diameter. Weights like this one are usually interpreted as spindle-whorls, but a rectangular weight would perhaps not make a very good whorl as it would not turn evenly. They canno…
Created on: Friday 16th March 2001
Last updated: Thursday 20th December 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK DEBENHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-97D1A7
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead spindle whorl of uncertain date. The spindle whorl is plano-convex with a flat base and domed top and a central perforation running through it. Both faces are undecorated. The metal is a mid greyish-brown colour and is worn. The spindle whorl is 27.8mm in diameter, 7.3mm thick and weighs 28.9g. 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 date to the medieval to post-medieval periods while undecorated examples cannot be securely dated w…
Created on: Tuesday 25th June 2013
Last updated: Monday 8th July 2013
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Record ID: WMID1536
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Solihull
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The item is a crude sub-conical shape with a sub-circular vertical hole in the centre. The surface is very poor and cracked, therefore it is difficult to determine whether there may have been a pattern on the surface. The base is relatively flat.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd February 2000
Last updated: Tuesday 8th March 2011
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Record ID: YORYM348
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: York
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Undecorated lead spindle whorl , Some plough damage revealing stable metal core. Slight surface oxidisation. Medium bore.
Created on: Thursday 26th November 1998
Last updated: Tuesday 24th February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'NORTH YORKSHIRE HAXBY', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM891
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Biconical, undecorated and worn.
Created on: Friday 2nd October 1998
Last updated: Friday 11th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'EAST LINDSEY', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF1322
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
lead bun-shaped spindle whorl with slightly flattened top.
Created on: Thursday 10th February 2000
Last updated: Tuesday 20th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK SUTTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM2743
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Very unshapely, struck rings as decoration.
Created on: Thursday 7th October 1999
Last updated: Wednesday 20th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'EAST LINDSEY', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-0CE521
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A lead spindle whorl of uncertain date. The spindle whorl is circular in shape and hemispherical in section. There is a central sub rectangular perforation. The spindle whorl weighs 198.7g.
Created on: Tuesday 8th November 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Cambridgeshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP2972
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
a)D: 24.5 Ht: 10 Wt: 27.9g b)D: 22 Ht: 9.5 Wt: 21.01g c) D: 23 Ht: 13 Wt: 42.33g d) D: 18 Ht: 8 Wt: 12.82g e) D: 13 Ht: 13 Wt: 10.71g f) Conical, but with flat top. D: 19.5 Ht: 20 Wt: 41.7g g) Bi-conical D: 18 Ht: 12.5 Wt: 17.33g
Created on: Friday 31st January 2003
Last updated: Tuesday 24th February 2015
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Record ID: YORYM678
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: York
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Unassigned date
Created on: Thursday 7th October 1999
Last updated: Tuesday 24th February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'NORTH YORKSHIRE COPMANTHORPE', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT2461
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Spindle whorl with rounded top with flattened base. Deep grouse around circumference. No chamfering to hole. Fossilised coral clearly seen on upper. Possibly from Derbyshire.
Created on: Monday 8th January 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'KENT SNODLAND', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT2072
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast decoration on both sides of dots between one or two lines (or a line and a v)
Created on: Thursday 17th August 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: KENT2411
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Sub-circular, roughly worked, lead spindle whorl.
Created on: Thursday 28th December 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'KENT WEST MALLING', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-8B8032
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Coarse pottery spindle whorl. The object is not decorated. There is a narrow perforation in the centre.
Created on: Friday 20th April 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rowley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CPAT-348075
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A pierced thin disk of slate, a spindlewhorl with drilled, slightly off-centre, hole.
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2007
Last updated: Tuesday 13th September 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SWYOR-6F21E2
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy spindle whorl of unknown date. The whorl is biconvex with a large central hole. The surface is very pitted and rough. It has a diameter of 24.4mm and is 13.4mm thick. Helen Geake writes: "Dating of lead whorls is difficult. The drop spindle with which they were used continued in use until the end of the medieval period in London and Winchester (Egan, 1998, "The Medieval Household: Daily Living c1150 - c1450"; and Biddle, 1990, "Object and Economy in Medieval Winchester"), and for perhaps a century longer in Norfolk (Margeson, 1993, "Norwich Households: Medieval and Post M…
Created on: Wednesday 6th June 2007
Last updated: Wednesday 25th June 2014
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Record ID: KENT-4FDFF3
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Age uncertain Iron Age - Georgian. Lead alloy, cast, roughly circular, conical shaped probable spindle whorl or possible loom weight. Length 26.3mm, Width 24.5mm, Thickness 13.2mm, Weight 36.9g. Crudely made with relatively large but irregular circular central hole, suitable for wooden spindle. Plain, type with some surface damage and grey patina. Ref: Detector Finds 2, Gordon Bailey, Greenlight Publishing 1993, page 29-34, No. 37A, 37B & 64.
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: KENT-8A8816
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Age uncertain. Possibly Iron Age-Georgian. Lead alloy, crudely cast, spindle whorl. Length 23.9mm, Width 22.9mm, Thickness 7.2mm, Diameter 23.9mm, Weight 16.3g. Circular flattened conical shape, plain type, probable spindle whorl with central hole to accommodate the wooden spindle used in the manufacture of yarn. Some surface corrosion and a pale grey coloured surface. Ref: Detector Finds, Gordon Bailey, Greenlight Publishing 1992, page 55 No. 24.
Created on: Saturday 14th July 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: WMID-E98866
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A slightly incomplete decorated cast lead object, possibly a spindle whorl. The object is broadly circular in plan, although there has been some damage and loss of material at the outer perimeter. There is a broadly circular tapering perforation at the centre, although the walls have been pressed out into the void in two places on one side. In profile, the object widens gradually towards the flat centre, and it has a raised and curved circumference. The object has a maximum diameter of 37.5mm, a maximum thickness of mm and it weighs 50.56g. The object has a light brown/gray surfa…
Created on: Wednesday 16th January 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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