MHG48639 - Spindle Whorl - Redcastle


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Type and Period (2)

  • (Former Type) SITE (Undated)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Biconical lead spindle whorl with decorated applied lead pellets and bands. This example is interesting in that the decoration has been applied by hand as opposed to cast in the mould, suggesting a crude home-made attempt to copy finer cast examples. Lead spindle whorls are common finds by metal detectorists and belong to a category of artefact which has come to light in significant numbers, principally because of that activity. However, their dating and function remain obscure due to their absence from archaeological contexts. These lead examples are most frequently ascribed a medieval/post-medieval date. Claimed as Treasure Trove (TT 65/03) and allocated to Inverness Museum.
J Shiels 2004

See attached TT summary sheet. Listed under Acc. No. 2004.033. <1> <2>

Grid reference given is marginal and does not represent the precise findspot. GW 25/05/20

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NH 58 50 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH55SE

Finds (1)

  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (0)

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