LANCUM-421FE3: Whetstone pendant

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Unique ID: LANCUM-421FE3

Object type certainty: Certain
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Whetstone pendant of uncertain date within the period c. 2150 BC - AD 1400. The object is square and tapers to a broken forked edge. The top of the object is pierced and demarcated from the rest of the object by horizontal grooves that run around the top and the bottom of the piercing. Vertical grooves run down the centre of each face. The piercing is wider at one end than the other. The object is formed from dark-grey stone. It is 51.44mm in length and 11.54mm in width. It weighs 8.86g.

Whetstone pendants of similar form are known from a number of archaeological periods, including the Bronze Age and early medieval periods. No parallel has been found for the grooved decoration of this one, although an example from Wales has a similar collared top: LVPL-54DE92.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa 2150 BC
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 51.44 mm
Width: 11.54 mm
Weight: 8.86 g

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: N5406

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Ribble Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Gisburn (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD8248
Four figure Latitude: 53.92781299
Four figure longitude: -2.27560623
1:25K map: SD8248
1:10K map: SD84NW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: About one month ago
Updated: About one month ago

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