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    • Manufacture: Ground/polished
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Record ID: LIN-3FEEC4
Object type: MACE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
A late Neolithic or Bronze Age perforated object, often known as a 'battle axe'. This axe was purchased by a collector and subsequently reported to the Lincolnshire FLO. The object is claimed to have been found in the 1970s somewhere along the Lincolnshire coast. The axe formed part of an 'old collection' for many years prior to reporting. The object is made of a green-tinged black fine-grained basalt. The object is lozenge in plan with slightly rounded angles. At the 'cutting edge' the axe has a diamond-shaped, raised ledge that smooths towards the central hole. The central hole a…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd July 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 9th July 2014
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Record ID: CORN-AB58F1
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Broken blade end of an adze of igneous rock, probably gabbroic greenstone, sub-square in plan, and lozenge-shaped in profile and in section. About half of the original tool survives, as it is missing its longer but tapering butt end that would have been hafted. The adze may have originally been about three times as long, judging from similar ethnographic parallels, in order to balance it with the wooden haft or handle. In profile the blade is plano-convex, with a defined yet scooped edge, suggesting that the tool was used as an adze for carving and smoothing the wood rather than an ax…
Created on: Wednesday 25th June 2014
Last updated: Saturday 5th July 2014
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Record ID: BH-8525D6
Object type: BATTLEAXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
A ground stone battle axe, probably of Scandinavian origin and dating from the Neolithic period. The axe, which survives intact, is of flattened-oval section, tapering to a wedge-shaped, downward-curving blade. The cylindrical socket is located close to the butt of the axe, where there is a rearward, hammer-like projection of circular section. The tool has been made from a medium-textured grey stone with a strand-like structure. Orangey-brown deposits on the surface of the implement are probably the result of the tool having been deposited in a wet environment. Length: 147.8mm; width…
Created on: Monday 23rd June 2014
Last updated: Friday 18th July 2014
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Record ID: WAW-2BB7EE
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
Mesolithic to Neolithic (8,300 to 4,500 BC) perforated object: stone pebble hammer or mace head. The pebble hammer is incomplete, approximately half remains, and this half is semi-cylindrical in plan, with an incomplete perforation along the straight broken edge. The perforation has an hour-glass profile and measures: 25mm diameter at its narrowest and 32mm deep. The stone is possibly hard sandstone. Due to the 'hardness' it resembles a 'Bunter quartzite' pebble. These are river worn pebbles of hard sandstone that are widely distributed throughout the Midlands. The pebble is a mottled…
Created on: Thursday 19th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 23rd June 2014
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Record ID: NLM-01827C
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Jet Pendant fragment. Flat fragment from the curved end of a plate with a round countersunk aperture of diameter c.5mm drilled from both sides, and with a smoothed angled facet along one edge. The object is broken along a diagonal line which could suggest its original form to have been sub-triangular, and is encrusted with roughened textures at aperture and along lower broken edge. Jet has long been regarded as magical in that it is a stone that may float or burn, and, like amber, it collects static electricity if rubbed. Objects of this form do not appear among Roman jet and shale…
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 18th June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Staithes', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: NMS-00899D
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Medieval honestone of Norwegian Ragstone. The cross-section is sub-rectangular with the narrow sides quite flat but the two broad faces irregularly convex. Close to the slightly damaged narrower end an encircling V-sectioned groove with overlapping ends was presumably to take a suspension cord (a drilled perforation is the more normal method). Below the groove the sides are straight and then gently diverge before a rounded lower end. Length 84mm. Width 21.5 - 28mm. Thickness 10.5 - 14.5mm. Weight 55.98g. Norwegian Ragstone was imported in quantity before the Conquest (Moore, D.T. and …
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 17th June 2014
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Record ID: LVPL-E2F8BD
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
An incomplete stone object, probably a whetstone or hone, of uncertain date. The object is rectangular in plan and cross-section. It is formed of a fine grained dark grey stone, possibly slate. The base of one face of the object and almost all of the opposite face is damaged where some of the stone has split away from the main body of the object. Riveted to the top of the object is a rectangular strip of copper alloy forming an attachment loop. One end of the strip is cut in a diagonal while the opposite end is irregular. The strip measures c.10mm in width at each end and narrows t…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 4th June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Washingborough', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: IOW-FB569A
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
A complete Late Neolithic polished flint axehead (3300 BC-2200 BC). This axehead is in perfect condition and has no breaks. It is sub-triangular in plan, pointed-oval in side view and cross-section. Both faces while largely polished retain some evidence of flaking. One face is flatter than the other. In plan, the butt is rounded and slightly pointed and the cutting edge is evenly curved. There are patches of white cortex on both faces, some of which has also been polished. On both faces, closer to the butt end, there are areas of gloss. The axehead is variable shades of grey wit…
Created on: Friday 23rd May 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 27th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: NLM-607A5A
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
Buff Coloured Compact Volcanic Tuff Polished Axehead. Oval axehead, probably of Group 6 from the Langdale Pikes, Cumbria. Of oval section, with a rounded aris on one side and a flattened and polished facet on the other. The axehead achieves its maximum width and thickness just behind its crescentic cutting edge. Multiple shallow chips occur alongside the faceted edge, and these have been lightly smoothed indicating they were inflicted during the working life of the exe. Their concentration in one area may suggest an association with either the use or the hafting of the axe. A further …
Created on: Friday 16th May 2014
Last updated: Monday 19th May 2014
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Record ID: NLM-6057F2
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
Green Volcanic Tuff Polished Axehead. Elongated oval axehead of Group 6, from the Langdale Pikes, Cumbria. Of oval section with an aris where the sides meet, and achieving its maximum width at the ends of a crescentic cutting edge. About three chips on either side may represent damage in antiquity, and may have been exploited to assist the securing of hafting. Several chips occur along the cutting edge, the largest of which has been lightly smoothed indicating that this damage was incurred during the working life of the axe. Further small ancient chips appear towards the butt. The tip…
Created on: Friday 16th May 2014
Last updated: Monday 19th May 2014
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Record ID: NLM-6048D6
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
Buff Coloured Flint with paler patches Polished Axehead. Oval axehead of faceted oval section with a crescentic cutting edge, where the axehead achieves its maximum width. The end of the butt is lost, possibly in antiquity. A pair of chips near the edge on one side may be ancient damage. A chip at the cutting edge is recent damage. The pale patches in the stone may represent natural flaws which would contribute to the decorative effect of the axe when it was polished, but at the expense of its robusticity as tool or weapon. This illustrates the essentially prestigious aspect of such a…
Created on: Friday 16th May 2014
Last updated: Monday 19th May 2014
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Record ID: NLM-602E62
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
Toffee Coloured Flint of good quality Axehead. Oval or lentoid shaped axehead of faceted oval section with a semi-circular cutting edge and with flattened sides. A conchoidal hollow towards the butt on one side has been polished, though an adjacent conchoidal chip has not. A series of small chips at the butt and alongside one edge on both sides may have been lightly smoothed by wear or polish. More recent large chips occur at the cutting edge on the same side, and at the butt on the other. The facetted edge would assist hafting. Suggested date: Neolithic, 4000-2350. Length: 137mm, …
Created on: Friday 16th May 2014
Last updated: Monday 19th May 2014
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Record ID: WILT-8BE810
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A fragment of a flint Neolithic (c.4000-2350 BC) polished axehead. Only the cutting end survives. The break is old and at a diagonal angle to the cutting edge. The fragment measures 38.7mm long, 64.2mm wide and 24.5mm thick. It weighs 56.68g. The fragment is lenticular in section. The axehead has been completely polished by grinding. The surface of the axehead is almost completely covered in white and pale grey patination (including along the broken edge). More recent damage is slightly darker in colour. There are patches and lines of iron staining on both faces.
Created on: Tuesday 6th May 2014
Last updated: Monday 23rd June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milton-under-Wychwood', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: WAW-57D276
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Medieval coin: halfgroat of Henry VII (1485-1509) minted in Canterbury between c. 1490 and 1500. North No. 1712. Class 3c. The coin has been pierced in the centre of 'CIVI'.
Created on: Monday 21st April 2014
Last updated: Thursday 3rd July 2014
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Record ID: LANCUM-4F60E1
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
Mesolithic to mid Bronze Age quartzite perforated implement made by modifying a natural quartzite pebble by drilling an hour glass mounting hole. Often described as mace heads, partly due to similar objects being used as such in parts of Africa, the exact purpose of these perforated stones is unclear. However this one demonstrates wear on its point consistent with being used to strike a hard surface. It can therefore be supposed that this artefact may have fractured during use. Dates to between c10000 and c1000 BC. These objects are hard to date as perforated objects with hour glass h…
Created on: Monday 21st April 2014
Last updated: Thursday 5th June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Burton-in-Kendal', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: NLM-7E98C3
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
Green Volcanic Tuff from the Langdale Pikes. Polished Stone axehead of Group 6 (from visual examination). Axehead of elongated teardrop form with a sharp crescentic cutting edge whence it tapers along its length to a narrow rounded butt. A lentoid section at the cutting edge gives way to a flat-sided form behind it, with flattened and polished areas along the edges where the sides of the axe meet. This was presumably intended to prevent an originally sharp aris from cutting through a tied hafting. A D-shaped chip towards the cutting edge on one side has possibly been smoothed but not …
Created on: Friday 11th April 2014
Last updated: Sunday 13th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near North Ormsby', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: NLM-7E6260
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
Pale Grey Stone, probably Volcanic Tuff and possibly from Pembrokeshire (possibly Group 23) to judge from its similarity to a provenanced axehead displayed at North Lincolnshire Museum. Axehead. Large elongated oval axehead of lentoid section with a crescentic cutting edge, tapering to a pointed - the end appears to have been recently chipped - butt. The upper and lower edges of the axehead bear a flattened zone extending from the back of the cutting edge almost to the butt. This is presumably to enable a tied hafting without risking sharp arises cutting through lashings. The object i…
Created on: Friday 11th April 2014
Last updated: Sunday 13th April 2014
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Record ID: NLM-2B6FA8
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
Greenstone polished axe, reworked into waisted form. Polished Group 6 axehead fragment comprising a crescentic cutting edge and c.30mm of the original sides of the axe meeting its ends. Beyond this point, pecking has transformed a probable originally oval form of lentoid section by forming a marked waist or in-swing. This might have facilitated a tied fastening, though its security was perhaps compromised by loss or damage to the butt end, which is probably truncated and certainly fractured. The waisted form recurs on a polished axe dated to between the Later Neolithic and Early Bronz…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Thursday 10th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Market Rasen', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: NLM-8494D4
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
White Flint (patinated overall) Polished Axe fragment. Flint axe comprising a sub-ovoid axe head with one straight side, possibly from an ancient break. The flint bears either large hard hammer flake removal scars or similarly abrupt damage over all other areas except that near the cutting edge, and these confer the appearance of a particularly graceless Mesolithic Seamer-style axe. However, the cutting edge is curved and finely polished on both sides, and this feature commends a Neolithic date. It remains uncertain whether most flaking post-dated the polished finishing of the axe, as…
Created on: Tuesday 18th March 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 29th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Fridaythorpe', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: DENO-332523
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
Incomplete and damaged ground and polished stone axehead of Neolithic date. The axe is a tapered sub-rectangle in plan, flaring outwards towards the rounded cutting edge, tapering towards the butt, and is a pointed oval in cross-section, bith lengthways and side to side. Both faces of the axe have chips which are more invasive along the edges, the weathering of these chips suggests various dates of occurence with some being relatively recent. The stone is of fine-grained type and a pale beige-green colour, possibly of Lake District (Langdale, Cumbria) origin. Axes of this type are dat…
Created on: Friday 14th March 2014
Last updated: Friday 25th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scarcliffe Area', grid reference and parish protected.

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