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    • Created: Tuesday 9th December 2014
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Record ID: NLM-718F9B
Object type: TESSERA
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Grey Limestone possible Tessera. Irregular stone cube whose faces were possibly defined by drafts of an axe or chisel, and subsequently chipped. The smoothest side may have formed part of a mosaic floor. The use of larger tesserae would be more likely in the later Roman period, as part of an undecorated floor, a simple geometric design, or in the border to a figurative design. Suggested date: possibly Late Roman, 200-375. Length: 28.4mm, Width: 20.9mm, Thickness: 22.6mm, Weight: 27.28gms.
Created on: Tuesday 9th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 12th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-703FBC
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete Neolithic polished greenstone axehead dating to the period c. 4000 - 2500 BC. The axehead is trapezoidal in shape and widens from the butt end to the blade. It tapers in thickness from the butt end to the blade. The axehead has an ovular cross-section at the butt end and a lenticular cross-section at the blade end. The butt end of the axehead was broken off in antiquity and the remaining fragment reused. The butt end appears to have been used as a hammer stone. There is evidence of pecking on this surface and it is slightly rounded. The cutting edge of the blade has been…
Created on: Tuesday 9th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 12th January 2015
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Record ID: WILT-6FD4E9
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete stone macehead of Mesolithic to early Bronze Age date (c. 8500 - 1601BC). The macehead is made from a smooth waterworn quartzite pebble. The macehead is semi-circular in shape. Approximately 50% remains. There is a break across the centre of the peforation. The hourglass profile of the perforation indicates that it was worked from both sides. There is some evidence of pecking on the rounded edge of the macehead, indicating that it may have been used as a pebble hammer. The quartzite is orange-brown in colour with red-brown inclusion, indicating a high iron content. Th…
Created on: Tuesday 9th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 12th January 2015
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