PUBLIC-AD7E16: Medieval whetstone

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-AD7E16

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of a fine-grained, sandstone whetstone of uncertain date. The object is sub-rectangular in section and sub-rectangular in plan, broken across both ends. The sides are slightly dished and all surfaces are worn smooth. The location and associated finds suggest an early-medieval to medieval date.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 73.11 mm
Width: 30.38 mm
Thickness: 15.34 mm
Weight: 57.32 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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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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