DOR-321244: Possible whetstone of uncertain date

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Unique ID: DOR-321244

Object type certainty: Possibly
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A possible whetstone, hone-stone or polishing stone. A shaped quartzite pebble (probably a beach pebble). The pebble has several angular facets resulting in its broadly rectilinear shape. The profile shape is pentagonal. On both of the long faces there are areas of wear at the short edges. The upper surface, where two facets join together producing a central ridge (the point of the pentagonal profile) is slightly more smooth than the other surfaces.
Date: Uncertain
Dimensions: 83.81 mm x 47.53 mm x 58.63 mm
Weight: 420 g (approx)

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 83.81 mm
Width: 47.53 mm
Thickness: 58.63 mm
Weight: 420 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2009 - Tuesday 30th June 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen
Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 020347

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: East Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Alderholt (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1012
Four figure Latitude: 50.907386
Four figure longitude: -1.859146
1:25K map: SU1012
1:10K map: SU11SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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