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« on: August 12, 2014, 09:46:38 PM »

any ideas please ? its lead but has a brown sheen to it


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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2014, 11:30:29 PM »

I was going to suggest spindle whorls but they seem too big.  Maybe loom weights.?  They seem to have a nice pattern on them.  Nice finds.

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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2014, 07:58:15 AM »

I would say it's a spindle whorl 40mm is a little on the large side as Val says but yours looks a bit thin so the weight, which is the important bit, could be just right, I can't see it being a loom weight as it's way too small or light most positively id'd loom weights are up in the 100'sg range and even relatively modern ones many are made from stone Wink
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2014, 08:15:34 AM »

hi val its one item pictured front and back

geoff it weigh s 37 grammes  most spindle worls i have weigh between 10 and 15
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2014, 08:29:06 AM »

37g is good in fact 10-15g is a little low (are you certain they are whorls and not net weights?) as most tend to be between 25-40g the weight of the whorl is dependant on the thickness of the thread you wanted also the the type of material you were using ie flax for linen would probably be heavier than wool. Wink
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2014, 08:35:34 AM »

thanks geoff,   i will post some images of the  "worls / net weights  " later
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2014, 08:35:46 AM »

David are you sure it's lead ? A brown patina isn't usual, it's normally white/grey.  In view of Geoffs comments I wonder if it's something else.  It doesn't show any sign of use, which is strange.  The pattern is also strange.  
It almost looks like a token or coin with the raised edges.  Is it thicker in the middle or flat.  

Might be  worth showing it to your local FLO.

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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2014, 08:40:28 AM »

it is flat apart from the raised rims outer and inner edges   it  does have nice patterning on it and yes its lead but has a brown colouring on it i found it in a field but a very sandy field and wondered if the sand had turned it brown
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2014, 08:58:45 AM »

Lead is lead and does what lead does and that is oxidise, no matter where it's buried.  Suggests it's either not lead or a mix.

It's certainly very interesting.  I love finds like this. Can't beat a good mystery. Roll Eyes

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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2014, 09:07:49 AM »

i have a fair bit of stuff that i'm only just getting around to taking pictures of and posting,  will post some more items that i don't know what they are, over next few days

i would still like to know what those " cuff links " are  as i dont think thats what they are and they have  lot of age to them
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