PUBLIC-86E46B: Unknown date whetstone

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WHETSTONE

Unique ID: PUBLIC-86E46B

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of a fine-grained, sandstone whetstone of unknown date. The object is sub-square in section and rectangular in plan, broken across both ends. 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 56.19mm in length and 28.63mm x 27.97mm in width. It weighs 82.07g.

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: 56.19 mm
Width: 28.63 mm
Thickness: 27.97 mm
Weight: 82.07 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 30th 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: Tuesday 1st November 2016
Updated: Friday 3rd February 2017

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