LIN-B69761: Early Medieval whetstone

Rights Holder: Lincolnshire County Council
CC License:


Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

WHETSTONE

Unique ID: LIN-B69761

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An Early Medieval whetstone, dating to the period c.AD 410-1066. The whetstone is rectangular in cross-section and broadly rectangular in plan. One terminal is faceted, creating a flat-topped rectangular pyramid. The other terminal is angled to an off centre rounded point. An aperture for suspension measuring 4.5mm is present towards the faceted terminal. The stone is grey-brown in colour, with micaceous inclusions. A grooved scar is present on one face.

The whetstone measures 146.25mm in length, 30.38mm in width and 22.57mm in at its thickest.

Cf. LIN-3D5C6E

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 410
Date to: Circa AD 1066

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 146.25 mm
Width: 30.38 mm
Thickness: 22.57 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 25th October 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Denise Wilding
Identified by: Mrs Denise Wilding

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: East Lindsey

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: LANCUM-555A06
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broadperiod: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Possibly an Early Medieval whetstone, dating to the period c.AD 410-1066. The whetstone is rectangular in cross-section and broadly rectangul…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: LIN-B672B0
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broadperiod: EARLY MEDIEVAL
An incomplete Early Medieval whetstone, dating to the period c.AD 410-1066. The whetstone is rectangular in cross-section and broadly rectang…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: LIN-3D5C6E
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broadperiod: EARLY MEDIEVAL
A complete Early Medieval whetstone, dating to the period c. AD 410-1066. The whetstone is rectangular in cross section, and broadly rectangul…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.