LON-46C0E8: Roman Quern

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QUERN

Unique ID: LON-46C0E8

Object type certainty: Certain
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Fragment of a quern stone, probably a lower stone, made from lava. Lava querns were imported from Germany in the Roman and Early Medieval period. The quern is dressed on the grinding surface with concentric ridges that do not follow the circumference of the stone. The other side is not dressed but slopes down towards the outer edge.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date to: Circa AD 1000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 135 mm
Width: 95 mm
Thickness: 68 mm
Weight: 998.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 6th October 2006

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Eleanor Ghey
Identified by: Dr Eleanor Ghey

Other reference numbers

Museum accession number: 5037/1a

Materials and construction

Primary material: Igneous rock
Manufacture method: Ground/polished
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: City and County of the City of London (London Borough)
To be known as: Cannon Street area

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: Searching the foreshore
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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