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WHETSTONE

Unique ID: NMS-0F82DA

Object type certainty: Certain
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Whetstone of sub ovoid to sub trapezoidal section with rounded edges, all faces are polished smooth and blackened from use, except for recent damage which reveals the light grey origional colour of the fine grained micaceous shist. As both ends are broken and damaged in antiquity, it is uncertian if this impliment was perforated from suspention. Romano-british to Medieval.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1539

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 119 mm
Width: 29 mm
Thickness: 15 mm
Weight: 90 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 29th March 2017 - Wednesday 26th April 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jason Gibbons
Identified by: Mr Jason Gibbons

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 29672
Other reference: DDMD042017

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Breckland (District)
Parish or ward: Ickburgh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL8194
Four figure Latitude: 52.51382803
Four figure longitude: 0.66592666
1:25K map: TL8194
1:10K map: TL89SW
What3Words: irritate.curtail.jotting
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: Monday 26th June 2017
Updated: Monday 26th June 2017

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