PUBLIC-054FC4: Whetstone of unknown date

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WHETSTONE

Unique ID: PUBLIC-054FC4

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

A fragment of whetstone of unknown date. The object is made from a fine-grained, quartz-rich sandstone, is sub-square in section, slightly tapering and broken across both ends. There is also some post-depositional damage. 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 early post-medieval date. The object is 64.7mm in length and 38.74 x 36.83, tapering to 34.19mm x 33.14mm, in width. It weighs 147g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 700
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 64.7 mm
Width: 38.74 mm
Thickness: 36.83 mm
Weight: 147 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 8th October 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 13th October 2017
Updated: Monday 16th October 2017

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