YORYM-4C1CF5: Unknown : whetstone

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Unique ID: YORYM-4C1CF5

Object type certainty: Certain
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Incomplete stone whetstone of unknown date (c. 800 BC - 1900 AD). The whetstone is sub-rectangular in plan with a D-shaped section as it is flat on the bottom and rounded on the top. The whetstone has been broken at one end leaving a rough surface. The bottom surface is also rough while the top surface is relatively smooth on two sides and slightly pitted on the other. The stone is dark brown in colour with light brown patches. The length of the whetstone is 36.99mm with a width of 19.07mm and a thickness of 14.78mm. The weight of the whetstone is 19.96g.

Whetstones are difficult to date as they were in use from the Iron Age to the Modern period and changed little during this time.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa 800 BC
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36.99 mm
Width: 19.07 mm
Thickness: 14.78 mm
Weight: 19.96 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Lydia Prosser
Identified by: Miss Lydia Prosser

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E05350

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Ryedale (District)
Parish or ward: Cawton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE6376
Four figure Latitude: 54.17592894
Four figure longitude: -1.03633217
1:25K map: SE6376
1:10K map: SE67NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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