A lead alloy spindle whorl of medieval to post-medieval date. The object is circular in plan and rectangular in cross-section. It has a large central circular perforation with an internal diameter of 9mm. The upper face is decorated with raised moulded lines forming 'cross-hatching'. The opposite face of the object is flat and undecorated. The object has a mid-brownish-grey patina and is worn.
Similar examples of spindle whorls have reportedly been found in contexts dated from the Roman through to the Post-Medieval period although the majority are typically dated broadly to the medieval period c.1100-1500.
Dimensions: 23mm in diameter, 8mm thick, 27.2g
A similar example which can be found on the PAS database is LVPL-944F27.
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1500
Dimensions and weight
Thickness: 8 mm
Weight: 27.2 g
Diameter: 23 mm