PUBLIC-E9CADE: Early-medieval whetstone

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WHETSTONE

Unique ID: PUBLIC-E9CADE

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete whetstone of probable early-medieval date (c. AD 800 - 1100). The whetstone is formed from a very fine-grained, sedimentary, mica-rich stone. It is sub-rectangular in plan with slightly tapering sides, and is sub-rectangular in cross section. A suspension hole has been drilled in the upper part of the whetstone by drilling from both sides to produce an hourglass-shaped hole, 4.9mm in diameter. The opposite end is broken, probably in antiquity. The stone is similar to other mica schist whetstones found at the same location but is of a finer structure, maybe chosen for a smaller whetstone such as this. Similar examples to this whetstone have been recorded by the PAS and can also been seen in Saunders, Salisbury Museum Catalogue (volume 1) and suggests that it was imported from Norway in the early-medieval period.

It is 54.1mm in length, 13.82mm maximum width, is 7.32mm maximum thickness and weighs 10.67 grams..

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 800
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 54.1 mm
Width: 13.82 mm
Thickness: 7.32 mm
Weight: 10.67 g

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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: Friday 29th September 2017
Updated: Friday 6th October 2017

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