HAMP-85A46B: Roman - post-medieval whetstone

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WHETSTONE

Unique ID: HAMP-85A46B

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of probable whetstone or hone of uncertain dating (from the Roman period onwards, c.AD 43 to 1800). It is cylindrical in shape with (broken) projections on two adjacent 'faces'; approximately one third of the cylinder shape is also missing. It measures 33.0mm in length, 34.6mm in diameter, 39.5mm in width, 34.5mm in thickness and weighs 48.86g.
The stone is a fine grained sandstone with micaceous inclusions and a metallic black sheen to the outside edge.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33 mm
Width: 39.5 mm
Thickness: 34.5 mm
Weight: 48.86 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st October 2017 - Tuesday 31st October 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form WINCM 628

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
To be known as: Bishops Waltham

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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