KENT-CD8E88: Whetstone uncertain date

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Unique ID: KENT-CD8E88

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An incomplete, fine-grained sandstone whetstone of unknown date.

Description: The whetstone is incomplete roughly surviving at 50% of original length, it is ovoid in section and was likely a long thin pointed oval in plan although one pointed end is missing. The remaining point is round and blunt and the broken edge is fairly worn. each wide flat surface has been heavily worn with use leaving the whetstone much thinner towards the middle of the whetstone. The Whetstone is a cream colour with some iron staining.

Measurements: 95.97mm long, 25.97mm wide, 14.53mm thick and 40.2g in weight.

Discussion: Dating of whetstones is difficult as they became common from the later Iron Age, a wide date is thus suggested.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa 100 BC
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 95.97 mm
Width: 25.97 mm
Thickness: 14.53 mm
Weight: 40.2 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Bromley (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ4864
Four figure Latitude: 51.35580223
Four figure longitude: 0.12413024
1:25K map: TQ4864
1:10K map: TQ46SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

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

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