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WHETSTONE

Unique ID: WILT-42FE74Z

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of undatable (200 BC-1800 AD) but probably Roman hone or whetstone, measuring 48.37x37.89x20.74mm and weighing 63.8g. The stone is smooth on one face and rougher on the others. It is red/ brown in colour with micaceous inclusions. The whetstone or hone is formed from a very fine grained sedimentary, mica rich sandstone or siltstone.

Notes:

Formerly known as WILT-42FE74, which was a duplicate ID caused by system error.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa 200 BC
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 48.37 mm
Width: 37.89 mm
Thickness: 20.74 mm
Weight: 63.8 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2010 - Wednesday 19th May 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Rachael Seager Smith

Other reference numbers

Other reference: WHM 1249, 0710.MM1.15b

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Cricklade area

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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