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Unique ID: BERK-BF8163

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These items form part of a collection of 60 sherds of Roman and Medieval pottery and other finds that were submitted for identification in November 2009.

The two whetstones that were submitted are, like the nails very hard to date without contextual information. Whetstones have been in use for many hundreds of years. On whetstone is perforated, probably for suspension; this practice was not common during the Roman period. These whetstones may date anywhere from the post Roman period (AD 410) into the post-medieval period.


The assemblage is from a pasture field close to the River Thame, and was discovered during groundworks.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 410
Date to: Circa AD 1950

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 2

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2009 - Friday 6th November 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard
Secondary identifier: Paul Booth

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2009.429

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Drayton St. Leonard (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6096
Four figure Latitude: 51.65959
Four figure longitude: -1.133988
1:25K map: SU6096
1:10K map: SU69NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Agricultural or drainage work
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

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