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Swany

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ID for a couple of finds, please.
« on: March 03, 2015, 01:33:02 PM »
Was just going through my scrap bin, was wondering about a couple of the finds before I scrap them.

1 is bronze with a spike, the other is a dome shaped bit of lead with a hole, but not all the way through.

Think the other 2 are spindle whorls.

Another question, are spindle whorls / loom weights worth keeping or simply a good way to date a field, like turners and bawbees etc usually come up blank but date a field but not worth keeping.

Thanks for looking.

Djmorrison

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Re: ID for a couple of finds, please.
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2015, 01:48:41 PM »
Top right corner looks to be two spindle whorls

wayoutwest

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Re: ID for a couple of finds, please.
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2015, 02:50:41 PM »
.... and the dome shaped lead, is a weight, [ a yard weight ] used with scales when tradeing...it would have had an iron hook in the top,... they cant really be dated very well as they were used in both Roman and medievil times,.. and later to a certain degree