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WHETSTONE

Unique ID: NMS-9B3B05

Object type certainty: Certain
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Incomplete honestone of Norwegian Ragstone, both ends missing, of sub-rectangular cross-section and steadily diminishing thickness from one end to the other. There is a V-sectioned longitudinal groove on one face. Norwegian Ragstone was imported in quantity before the Conquest (Moore, D.T. and Ellis, S.E. in Rogerson and Dallas 1984, 107-11) and in Norfolk remained "the preferred material for hones during the late medieval period" (Mills, J.M. with Moore, D. in Shepherd Popescu 2009, 709). Length 50.5mm. Width 35.5mm. Thickness 13.5 - 7mm. Weight 42g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1000
Date to: Circa AD 1539

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 50.5 mm
Width: 35.5 mm
Thickness: 13.5 mm
Weight: 42 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 2nd May 2013 - Wednesday 5th June 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Rogerson
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 50193
Other reference: ENMD062013

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Broadland (District)
Parish or ward: Acle (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG3910
Four figure Latitude: 52.635077
Four figure longitude: 1.530642
1:25K map: TG3910
1:10K map: TG31SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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