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Record ID: DOR-321244
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible whetstone, hone-stone or polishing stone. A shaped quartzite pebble (probably a beach pebble). The pebble has several angular facets resulting in its broadly rectilinear shape. The profile shape is pentagonal. On both of the long faces there are areas of wear at the short edges. The upper surface, where two facets join together producing a central ridge (the point of the pentagonal profile) is slightly more smooth than the other surfaces. Date: Uncertain Dimensions: 83.81 mm x 47.53 mm x 58.63 mm Weight: 420 g (approx)
Created on: Tuesday 5th July 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 5th July 2011
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Record ID: DOR-2205A5
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a whetstone. It is square sectioned with a break at either end. One end flares out and has a long, central groove on one face. The opposite face has an angled groove at the other end. A fine grained, laminated, micaceous siltsone or mudstone. Date: Not closely datable, but probably Medieval to Post Medieval - 12th to 18th century Dimensions: 44.76 mm x 31.93 mm x 20.31 mm Weight: 42.52 g Weight: 8g
Created on: Thursday 17th September 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR211
Object type: WHETSTONE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Possible whetstone. Cylindrical shape.
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'DORSET WEST STOUR', grid reference and parish protected.


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