NLM-804A3E: Undated possible Whetstone fragment

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Unique ID: NLM-804A3E

Object type certainty: Possibly
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Grey-green fine grained compact Sandstone, possible whetstone fragment, as kindly suggested by the finder. A small and probably water-rolled pebble of sub-rectangular section, possibly dished by wear on one of its wider flat faces, but with no other trace of utilisation. Rounded, probably naturally, at one end, and broken at the other; subsequently abraded. This may be a small or personal hone improvised from a chance discovery from glacial Drift. The use of varied improvised hones, rubbing stones and smoothers was common from later Prehistory to the Middle Saxon period. Suggested date: Unknown, Roman to Early Medieval, 43-850.

Length: 39.4mm, Width: 18.3mm, Thickness: 10.3mm, Weight: 11.03gms.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Middle
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 39.4 mm
Width: 18.3 mm
Thickness: 10.3 mm
Weight: 11.03 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 22nd August 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM37019

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North East Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North East Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Laceby

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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