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MD ID
358
PAS ID
Artefact Type
SPINDLE WHORL
Period
MEDIEVAL 500 - 1500 AD
MD Finds Event
No
County
Lancashire
Country
United Kingdom
Description
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 actions
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Thickness: 8 mm
Weight: 27.2 g
Diameter: 23 mm
Discovered
2016
Added
06/03/2019
Updated
06/03/2019
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