PUBLIC-5C5559: Unknown date sandstone whetstone

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WHETSTONE

Unique ID: PUBLIC-5C5559

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete, fine-grained sandstone whetstone of unknown date. The object is oval in section and sub-triangular in plan, tapering to a blunt point at one end. The object has broken across the opposite end and the remainder of the whetstone has been lost. Dating of whetstones is difficult as they were used from the later Iron Age to modern times. The location and associated finds suggest an early-medieval to medieval date. The object is 78.99mm in length and 33.58mm x 24.45mm in width. It weighs 71.28g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 700
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 78.99 mm
Width: 33.58 mm
Thickness: 24.45 mm
Weight: 71.28 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 29th October 2016

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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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: Sunday 30th October 2016
Updated: Monday 31st October 2016

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