DENO-5A81B3: Whetstone of uncertain date

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Unique ID: DENO-5A81B3

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

A fragment of a probable pendant whetstone of uncertain date.

A fine grained dark stone, roughly rectangular in plan, with a hole for suspension from a cord or thong drilled at one end. The stone was probably considerably longer, it now terminates in a clean break 26 mm along from the suspension hole. One surface is very smooth and has a curve; thinning towards the break. This was probably due to the whetstone being in use for some time and may have contributed to the break. Wear around the hole also suggests prolonged use.

The object is 21.5 mm wide, 37 mm long, 8.9 mm thick tappering to 4 mm at the break, and weighs 9.9 g

A similar object has been recorded on the database (SF-23E526), which has been dated to the Early Bronze Age (c.2550-1600 BC) or perhaps even the Early-Medieval period (c.5th-10th centuries AD).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: UNKNOWN
Period to: UNKNOWN
Date from: Circa 2350 BC
Date to: Circa AD 1000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 37 mm
Width: 21.5 mm
Thickness: 8.9 mm
Weight: 9.9 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2016 - Sunday 31st January 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Simon Nicholson
Identified by: Mr Simon Nicholson

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E8318

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Rushcliffe (District)
Parish or ward: Langar cum Barnstone (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK7235
Four figure Latitude: 52.90761822
Four figure longitude: -0.93088424
1:25K map: SK7235
1:10K map: SK73NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: DENO
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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