NLM-D66B2E: Undated Whetstone fragment

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WHETSTONE

Unique ID: NLM-D66B2E

Object type certainty: Certain
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Fine grained moderately compacted pale sandstone whetstone fragment. A square section fragment from a longer and slightly tapering hone with all four of its flat sides smoothed by wear. Both ends lost. The use of probably local stone for sharpening stones is characteristic of the period between the later Iron Age and the Middle Saxon period. The neat and regular finish would probably make a Roman or later date most likely. Suggested date: Unknown, 43-850.

Length: 48.8mm, Width: 27.4mm, Thickness: 26.5mm, Weight: 50.64gms

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 48.8 mm
Width: 27.4 mm
Thickness: 26.5 mm
Weight: 50.64 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: NLM32518

Materials and construction

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

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

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Updated: Tuesday 31st May 2016

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