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As the rest of the figurine is missing it is very difficult to accurately date.
There is a possibility that it is Roman, however the level of preservation and what appear to be tiny traces of black paint suggest that it is more likely to be C16th or C17th.
Both faces have been decorated with raised decoration.
One face is decorated with a series of lines forming two overlapping diamonds that run from the perforation to the rim.
The central perforation has an approximate internal diameter of 11mm. Spindle whorls, as an artefact type, can be hard to date accurately as they remained in use for a long period of time, however… The spindle whorl is sub circular in shape, and lentoid in section.
One face is decorated with a series of lines forming a diamond that run from the perforation to the rim.
The inscription reads S' RADVLFI BRVH with a space-filler at the end which looks like a sideways S.
One face is decorated with a series of lines of rays that run from the perforation to the rim.
A complete lead trade weight of medieval to post-medieval date, c. The weight is shield shaped with a moulded relief design of three lions rampant right on the upper surface. An ovate perforation is present through the centre of the upper straight edge.
The metal has a mid-brown/white patina and is worn. Lead weights have been used in trade since the Roman period and were used for weighing quantities of coin as well as goods.
The spindle whorl has a light grey patina and is dark grey in places.
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. A complete lead-alloy trade weight of medieval to post-medieval date, c. The weight is shield shaped with a raised moulded design featuring a large fleur-de-lis on the upper surface above which is a bi-foliate crown.
Lead alloy button dating from the post-medieval period, that is the 16th-17th century.