PUBLIC-30CABC: Medieval whetstone

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WHETSTONE

Unique ID: PUBLIC-30CABC

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A fragment of a whetstone of unknown date. It is made from a very fine-grained, banded sedementary rock with a high inclusion of mica crystals. The object is sub-square in section and a tapering rectangle in plan, broken across the wider end. 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 89.76mm in length and 31.1mm in width. It weighs 218g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 89.76 mm
Width: 31.1 mm
Weight: 218 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 3rd September 2017

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: Friday 8th September 2017
Updated: Monday 11th September 2017

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