NMS-8D6C56: Iron Age or Roman Roatary Quern Stone

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Unique ID: NMS-8D6C56

Object type certainty: Certain
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Upper part of a beehive rotary quern in coarse grained sandstone. Sub-circular, with wide off-centre hopper tapering slightly towards the base, circular handle-slot in side which penetrates through to the hopper. On the upper edge there is a wedge-shaped groove with a u-shaped profile, 40mm long and 20mm wide at maximum. Diameter at base 240 - 255mm. Height 145mm. Behive querns were in use over a long period and are not very closely dateable. They are known from Iron Age and Roman contexts.

Class: Beehive

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 800 BC
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 145 mm
Diameter: 255 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 11th June 2012 - Monday 11th June 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Erica Darch
Identified by: Mrs Erica Darch

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 57970

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: North Norfolk (District)
To be known as: Brinton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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