HAMP-6748C7: Undatable possible whetstone

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Unique ID: HAMP-6748C7

Object type certainty: Possibly
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An incomplete possible whetstone or hone of uncertain dating (from the Roman period onwards, c.AD 43 to 1800). It is rectangular in shape and lentoid in cross-section, with the edges of the object being blunted to give straight sides, increasing in height from the intact short edge to max.11mm tall. One end is broken diagonally while the other (intact edge) is a little damaged.
The intact edge is slightly curving and has damage on both faces from wear. Iron staining is visible on both faces.
It measures 67.57mm in length, 48.09mm in max.width and 17.55mm in max.thickness, weighing 50.69g.
The stone is porous with micaceous inclusions, probably a coarse-grained sandstone and of the same material as HAMP-672531, which was found with it. It is very similar in form, though slightly flatter, to a Neolithic polished axehead. Helen Rees, Winchester Museums, comments the stone type would be unusual for a whetstone or hone (pers.comm. October 2014).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 67.57 mm
Width: 48.09 mm
Thickness: 17.55 mm
Weight: 50.69 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds
Secondary identifier: Helen Rees

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Winchester Museums Entry Form 3812

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Enham Alamein (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3649
Four figure Latitude: 51.23905007
Four figure longitude: -1.48569915
1:25K map: SU3649
1:10K map: SU34NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Gardening
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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