NLM-6D2E8B: Early Medieval Whetstone

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Unique ID: NLM-6D2E8B

Object type certainty: Probably
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Ferruginous limestone probable whetstone fragment. Stone shaped like an oversized finger with one markedly smoothed broad surface which is lightly dished by wear and lightly scored by diagonal and transverse grooves suggestive of the sharpening of pointed pins or needles. Limited patches of wear have also partially smoothed the opposite face. Broken raggedly at its wider end. The use of a relatively local stone is likely, which is characteristic of hones of the Later Iron Age to Early Medieval periods. Accompanying material tends to point to the later part of this date-range. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 700-850.

Length: 86mm, Width: 30.9mm, Thickness: 23.4mm, Weight: 95.30gms

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Subperiod to: Middle
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 700
Date to: Circa AD 850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 86 mm
Width: 30.9 mm
Thickness: 23.4 mm
Weight: 95.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 24th May 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM32503

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Manufacture method: Ground/polished
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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