PUBLIC-BD3717: Medieval whetstone

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WHETSTONE

Unique ID: PUBLIC-BD3717

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

A fragment of whetstone or hone of probable early-medieval to medieval date (AD 700-1500). The whetstone has been manufactured from very fine-grained, blue-grey stone. It is a pointed oval in plan and sub-triangular in section. it is broken at both ends. The outer surfaces are very smooth with flat facets, probably as a result of the blade-sharpening process.

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: 102.54 mm
Width: 27.58 mm
Thickness: 26.48 mm
Weight: 83.5 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 15th September 2017
Updated: Monday 18th September 2017

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