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    • Manufacture: Ground/polished
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Record ID: NMGW-4B403A
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Conwy
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
The axe is complete (with a length of 142.8mm and a weight of 536.3g) and has a consistent polish which has removed all the shaping, presumably through pecking. The butt is blunt and has an even curve (45mm wide). Both sides are straight and gradually divergent to the blade. The axe has a pointed elliptical body section and reaches a maximum thickness (of 35.3mm) approximately one third of the length from the blade (53mm from the blade). The blade is moderately rounded (and has a width of 80.4mm). The blade retains its edge and has a number of small nicks. Geological examination of th…
Created on: Tuesday 25th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 25th November 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-333716
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Neolithic polished stone axe, probably dating between c. 3500 - 2100BC The axehead is comparatively small (with a length of 78.0mm and a weight of 120.8g). The butt (with a width of 31.0mm) is convex and may have been reworked. The sides are straight and gradually divergent to the blade edge (with a width of 58.7mm). There is some polishing on the sides, which are slender. The faces are convex, producing a pointed oval body section, with a maximum thickness (of 20.3mm) near the middle (35mm from the blade edge). The blade edge is moderately straight and displays evidence of considerab…
Created on: Wednesday 12th November 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 12th November 2014
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Record ID: NLM-E59C0B
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
Volcanic Tuff Polished Stone Axe. Large and elongated polished stone axe head, probably Langdale group 6. The axe has a curving cutting edge, more worn on one side, and a lentoid section with flattened edges, and tapers towards a narrow butt. The original shaping appears to have left a slight bulge on one edge uncorrected. One large and one small chip on one side and two large chips on the other have been smoothed, and represent damage incurred and repaired in the working life of the axe, perhaps arising from its hafting; the cutting edge remains sharp. Other chips, particularly at the…
Created on: Monday 27th October 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 29th October 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Finningley', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: NMGW-906A4F
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
Neolithic flaked and polished stone axe, c. 3500 - 2100BC The axe is near-complete (with a length of 164mm and a weight of 381.9g) with a few recent flaking scars and some rounding through water-rolling. The butt is narrow and moderately straight (with a width of 24mm). Both sides are convex, reaching their widest position (of 58.7mm) close the blade edge (46mm from the edge). The widest point is also close to the point of maximum thickness of the axe (at 31.0mm, 54mm from the blade edge). Both faces are convex across both their lengths and widths, with remnants of partially ground fl…
Created on: Thursday 23rd October 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 29th October 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-7B5EC1
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
Neolithic flint polished axe dating from c. 3,500 - 2,200BC The axe is fragmentary, represented by the butt (with a surviving length of 61.0mm and a weight of 57.4g) and the axe broke in antiquity. The butt is slightly damaged but would have been narrow and rounded. The sides are straight and convergent towards the break. The axe has an oval body section (with a maximum surviving width and thickness of 44.2mm and 20.4mm respectively). The flaking scars from roughing-out the axe are evident on both faces and are partially polished-out. More flaking scars are evident on one of the faces…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 29th October 2014
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Record ID: WAW-55CB30
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A Roman, possible, Polden Hill type brooch (AD c. 80-120): The incomplete copper alloy brooch has wings which are semi-cylindrical terminating with incomplete perforated wing caps. The wings are probably undecorated but this is difficult to be certain due to corrosion. The axis bar, spring and pin are all missing. The bowhead is slightly hump-like in profile and decorated with a prominent, off-centre vertical ridge which tapers slightly. The bow is broken just below the wings, and is therefore missing. The break was not recent. The surface of the brooch is abraded and undulating, possi…
Created on: Monday 20th October 2014
Last updated: Friday 24th October 2014
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Record ID: WAW-55BB53
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A Roman Polden Hill type brooch (AD c. 80-120): The incomplete copper alloy brooch has wings which are semi-cylindrical terminating with incomplete perforated wing caps. The wings are decorated with a pair of transverse linear grooves towards the bow head. At the junction of the wings and bow head there is a low-relief groove with traces of an integral lug which would have held the chord in place. The axis bar, spring and pin are all missing. The bowhead is slightly hump-like in profile and decorated with a central vertical ridge. The bow is broken just below the wings, and is therefor…
Created on: Monday 20th October 2014
Last updated: Friday 24th October 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-3BE8F8
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Neath Port Talbot
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
Neolithic polished stone axe, dating from c. 4000 - 2500BC The axe is complete but may have a reworked butt and may originally have been longer (with a length of 124.5mm and a weight of 667g). The axe has been pecked to shape with selective polishing, principally along the blade. The oval butt (45mm wide and 32mm thick) is flat but is bevelled from one face to the other and is coarser than the faces, appearing less finished. The sides of the axe are straight and gradually divergent to the blade edge (with a blade width of 83.2mm). The axe has an oval body section (with a maximum thick…
Created on: Tuesday 7th October 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 29th October 2014
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Record ID: DEV-AB5F0C
Object type: SPATULA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A Medieval to Modern worked bone item, possibly a spatula or handle fragment. The item is broadly leaf-shaped in plan; it tapers to a blunt point at one end. The other end is slightly wider at the point where it has broken. The cross section is lenticular. In profile, there is a slight curve towards the blunt pointed end, which may be due to the original shape of the bone material. The surface of the object has been polished smooth; there are no decoration or other markings visible.
Created on: Tuesday 30th September 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 1st October 2014
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Record ID: SUR-851CC8
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Wokingham
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
A Neolithic polished or ground flint axe. The axe is complete save for some recent damage near the blade and on the butt on one side only. The axe has been made from a mottled grey flint which is now patinated a greenish-brown, probably from being in a river. There are a few patches of calcareous concretions. The axe has flattened side facets and a number of deeper flake scars are visible within the ground surface. The axe measures 167mm long and 65mm wide. It is 36mm thick and weighs 441g.
Created on: Tuesday 16th September 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 16th September 2014
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Record ID: NMS-DA1F09
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Whetstone of uncertain (but far from recent) date, discoidal and sub-circular, in fine grained grey stone. One flat face is smooth, the other less so and with a substantial V-sectioned groove running from edge to edge, set slightly off-centre and deepest at mid-point. There is a narrower V-sectioned groove on the side. Diameter 76 - 82mm. Thickness 24mm. Weight 288g. Maximum width and depth of large groove 16 and 10mm, of small groove 6 and 4mm.
Created on: Monday 8th September 2014
Last updated: Monday 8th September 2014
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Record ID: LANCUM-47CB23
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
A stone hammer of Bronze Age date. It is an sub-rectangular stone hammer which is rectangular in section made of a fine grained stone. Both ends are roughly rectangular and are blunt. The shaft hole is circular and roughly in the centre of the object. All faces are evenly worn.
Created on: Monday 1st September 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 29th October 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Arnside', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: SF-0DC749
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A fragment of Hertfordshire pudding stone rotary quern. It is sub-triangular in section with red/grey nodules. It has a flat grinding face and a rounded upper face. This quern measures 141.19mm in diameter, 61.47mm in height, 50.47mm in thickness, 553g in weight. There are similar examples recorded on the PAS database (SF-CBDB03), (SF-026163).
Created on: Tuesday 5th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 5th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Combs', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: WILT-3AC67D
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
A probably Bronze Age stone shafthole adze dating to the period c.1650 - 1250 BC. The adze is sub-ovular in plan with rounded edges. It is bi-convex in profile, with gently curving sides which taper to form a rounded blade at either end which show signs of polishing. The butt end is slightly narrower. The shape has been formed by pecking and grinding. It features a slightly obliquely orientated hourglass-shaped perforation just off centre, indicating the the perforation was worked from both sides. The adze is similar in plan and profile to Roe, (1979) pp. 38, fig. 13 nos. WA 1/ah &…
Created on: Monday 14th July 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 10th September 2014
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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-EE5A2B
Object type: PESTLE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Small fine-grained granite pestle, cylindrical in profile and circular in plan and section, with two convex ends. The pestle has been worked by pounding at both ends, probably on a hard surface, resulting in considerable abrasion and the loss of material in the order of a centimetre (Dr Roger Taylor pers comm). The length of the tool still fits perfectly within a hand's grip. There are dark grey patches on the surface of the pestle and fine grains of felspar and mica. The pestle would have been used with a mortar or cupped stone, but this tool was found on its own in the field, in an a…
Created on: Saturday 28th June 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 29th July 2014
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Record ID: CORN-EE43AA
Object type: HAMMERSTONE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Small igneous rock ball or hammerstone of coarsely foliated greenstone. The ball is circular in plan and ovate in profile and section, with pecking on the upper surface and a flattened weathered base. The shape appears to result predominantly from weathering but one side is smoothed and rounded and appears to have been used for grinding. The hammerstone is conveniently hand sized, like CORN-EE5A2B. Such pieces do turn up on domestic sites but not in any quantity compared to mullers and rubbers. It is quite possible that the wear on these objects has been caused by grinding pieces in th…
Created on: Saturday 28th June 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 29th July 2014
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Record ID: CORN-ED9A3B
Object type: MACE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Fragment of a quartzite ovoid macehead, semi-circular in plan and profile and plano-convex in section, with a mottled grey and 'port wine stain' colouration. Half of the perforation or shafthole remains, which is circular in plan and 20 mm in diameter. The shafthole would have held a wooden handle or haft to complete the mace, and would have been bored by using sand and a drill. The shafthole is an hourglass shape in profile, suggesting that it has been drilled from both sides, and is 38 mm in height. This shape might have improved hafting, especially if the wooden haft or handle was s…
Created on: Saturday 28th June 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 29th July 2014
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Record ID: CORN-ED06E2
Object type: CARVED STONE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Incomplete greisen cup-marked stone, sub-square in plan and profile and plano-convex in section. The convex face has three dimples that are 25 mm in diameter, in a circular arrangement, which run up to the broken edges on both sides, suggesting that there were more cup-marks on the missing piece. The underside of the stone has been damaged with two deep linear grooves in a cross formation that reveals the quartz beneath the weathered and soiled surface. These cup-marked decorated stones are generally dated from the Late Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age because they are sometimes assoc…
Created on: Saturday 28th June 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 29th July 2014
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Record ID: CORN-EC3C8E
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Incomplete coarse greisen saddle quern with a worn concave central reservoir, and one remaining built up edge, through use as a quern or grain mortar. The other edges of the quern have been lost and this may be because the stone was dressed in more recent times in order to re-use it for building material. Similar to other saddle querns found around the county on Bronze Age sites, such as Trethellan, Newquay, where several varied examples were found, the closest in form illustrated in Nowakowski (1991) on pages 144 & 146, Figs.59-60, Nos.92 & 94 from the Middle Bronze Age round …
Created on: Saturday 28th June 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 29th July 2014
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