PUBLIC-BCB2DE: Early medieval whetstone

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WHETSTONE

Unique ID: PUBLIC-BCB2DE

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A fragment of whetstone, probably early-medieval in date. The whetstone has been manufactured from fine-grained mica schist, most probably sourced in Scandinavia. Other whetstones made from this type of stone have been recorded in association with early-medieval finds. The whetstone is sub-trapezoidal in plan and sub-square in section with the four longer faces being very smooth but with some damage from farm machinery. The whetstone is broken at both ends with the narrower end broken across what may have been the drilled hole for the suspension loop.

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 700
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 72.49 mm
Width: 22.73 mm
Thickness: 22.89 mm
Weight: 45.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 24th October 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Tom Redmayne
Identified by: Mr Tom Redmayne

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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