WMID-A87C57: Late Iron Age to Modern: Whetstone

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Unique ID: WMID-A87C57

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An incomplete whetstone of unknown date. The whetstone or hone is formed from a very fine grained sedimentary, mica rich sandstone or siltstone. It is a light grey colour. It is sub-rectangular in shape, with tapering sides. The cross-section is sub-rectangular. Five sides are finely smoothed, with one edge demonstrating a rough fracture. It measures 48.03mm long, 67.76mm wide and maximum thickness is 27.73mm. The minimum thickness is 11.70mm. It weighs 102.7 grams. Whetstones or hones are hard to date due to the fact that as it is a function artefact, shapes or styles do not tend to change much over over time. It is possible that this artefact was made between the later Iron Age and the Modern period (200 BC to 1800 AD).


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: MODERN
Date from: 200 BC
Date to: AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 48.03 mm
Width: 67.76 mm
Thickness: 27.73 mm
Weight: 102.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 12th October 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Brailes

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Manufacture method: Ground/polished
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
To be known as: Brailes

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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