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Record ID: SF-D29141
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
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A fragment of grey lava quern stone of possible Roman or later date, possibly imported from the Rhine. Part of one edge is preserved, with a flattened grinding surface and rounded exterior edge. It measures 83.41mm in width, 54.19mm in length, 16.79mm in thickness, and weighs 110.01g. This quern is possibly of Roman date given the associated finds from the site, although a later date cannot immediately be ruled out.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kedington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-BF3D64
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete very fine and well finished axe of Neolithic to early Bronze Age date. The object has an rounded oval section, which has been ground at one end to form a chamfered blade end. The blade has broken in places, as a result of shallow chips. It is important to notice the polishing striations which have been left behind on the surface of the axe. On the rounded surfaces the striations are longitudinal, where as the striations on the blade section are more irregular and curved. The blade proper has short longitudinal striations, this is where the chipping has occurred. Th…
Created on: Thursday 12th November 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Ferriby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-59F641
Object type: HAMMERSTONE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Prehistoric utilised beach pebble of of an igneous rock, probably basalt, with a dark grey matrix with some fine white quartz flecks and fine quartz seams. The pebble has multiple peck marks on both sides, possibly cause by use as a hammerstone. The peck marks are concentrated towards the centre of each face with few or none one the sides which may suggest it was used to hammer onto rather than with. Measures 66.4mm by 59.3mm by 27.6mm and weighs 161 grams. Large numbers of Neolithic and Bronze Age worked flints have been found in this area and this is likely to be contemporary.
Created on: Thursday 9th July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CORN-B64A85
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of greenstone quern, perhaps dolerite or epidiorite, triangular in plan and semi-circular in profile and in section. Probably a fragment of the lower stone of a rotary quern which acted as a base below the upper stone of similar circumference, linked by a central hole. The two stones were held together by a wooden spindle through the two holes. The upper stone was rotated over the base and grain placed between the stones so that it was ground. The greenstone is typical of that found in the west of Cornwall from known outcrops and contains pale felspars and dark pyroxene in…
Created on: Thursday 14th May 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-DA1292
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete perforated pebble hammer or mace head. A small sub-rectangular shaped and polished stone tool with an approximately central straight sided circular perforation. There is some damage to one face of the implement. The stone is an igneous doloritic greenstone of medium grain (Pers comm. Roger Taylor, Geologist at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter). The nature of the perforation indicates it was drilled using a hollow drill. This is quite small for this type of tool, and its function is not certain. Date: Bronze Age (Pers. comm. Steve Minnitt, Somerset County Museum) …
Created on: Monday 26th January 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CPAT-2B31A0
Object type: AXE HAMMER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
This is a (very) small early Bronze Age/late Neolithic perforated stone axe hammer. The axe is in the form of a ‘teardrop’ with a parallel profile. The perforation is ‘egg timer’ shape, opening from a central diameter of 13.5 mm to 20.7 mm at the outer surface. The overall style is consistent with an early class 1 Axe Hammer from Roe’s ‘Typology of Stone Implements with Shafts’. However, whilst the profile fits, the size does not. This object is very small at just 7.32 cm long, the more typical axe hammer is double that and more. This particular implement may t…
Created on: Wednesday 13th August 2008
Last updated: Tuesday 5th September 2017
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Record ID: CORN-0929B5
Object type: AXE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete stone axe head, trapezoidal in plan, lozenge-shaped in profile, and sub-circular in section. The axe is made of a meta-igneous, siliceous or silica-rich rock. The axe has been broken at its butt end and there is some damage in the form of several nicks in the bevelled edge of the blade, at the opposite end. Similar examples can be found in the Royal Institution of Cornwall's collection from Accra, Ghana, West Africa which were brought back by collectors to Cornwall in the 19th century. The axe would have most likely been brought over after 1850, and before 1950, as it…
Created on: Sunday 18th May 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NARC-C1D0E2
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lithic implement: Part of a Neolithic greenstone axehead, of sub-oval profile (truncated at one end), and lenticular section. The tool is polished on all original surfaces. Neither the blade edge nor the broken edge is still sharp. The stone is a blue-green colour and may be of a particular form of tuff known as 'greenstone', which has its source in Great Langdale (Lake District), Cumbria. Greenstone was particularly well-suited for the manufacture of polished axes and adzes,as well as rougher tools, and as a result greenstone objects were traded extensively across Great Britain and…
Created on: Wednesday 20th February 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NARC-180DE7
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of an Early Neolithic greenstone adze blade, of sub-oval profile and lenticular section. The tool is polished on all surfaces, but has a number of damaged areas close to its edges, and is incomplete (the butt has broken away). Neither the blade edge nor the broken edge is still sharp. This adze fragment weighs 560g and measures 170mm in length, 101mm in width and 23.7mm in thickness. The complete tool would have been of considerable size. The stone is a blue-green colour and is likely to be a particular form of tuff known as 'greenstone', which has its source in Great Lang…
Created on: Tuesday 26th June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-4A2BB7
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Neolithc ground stone axe of heavily weathered igneous rock. The rock is a light green-grey colour, with one surface darker than the other. The axe is sub-rectangular in plan with a squared off butt-end expanding out towards the rounded blade end. In profile the axe is lenticular; It has been ground to increase the curve towards the pointed blade end, and the butt-end is flat. There is a circular indentation on both edges approximately half way along the length of the axe. The axe is widest after these indentations on the blade side. It has an oval/round cross section at the butt-end, …
Created on: Saturday 3rd February 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Headbourne Worthy CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-46EFE1
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a lava quern stone, probably a lower stone. Lava querns were imported from Germany in the Roman and early Medieval period. This fragment comes from the outer edge of the stone. One side is finely dressed with triangular sections of parallel ridges. The other side is plain but also feels worn, with areas of loss. The fragment is of almost even thickness although the lower side may be slightly concave.
Created on: Friday 10th November 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cannon Street area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-46C0E8
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a quern stone, probably a lower stone, made from lava. Lava querns were imported from Germany in the Roman and Early Medieval period. The quern is dressed on the grinding surface with concentric ridges that do not follow the circumference of the stone. The other side is not dressed but slopes down towards the outer edge.
Created on: Friday 10th November 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cannon Street area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-65EDB1
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Four fragments of quernstone made from a light pinkish rough-grained stone - possibly millstone grit. It is uncertain whether or not the four pieces were all originally part of the same stone, but the thickness of the three intact, larger fragments is similar enough to suggest that they may have been. The largest piece measures 113.1mm long by 106.4mm wide and 52.1mm thick; its underside retains traces of what appears to be rows of carved circular depressions, which may have increased the effectiveness of the tool; the inner edge is slightly concave and appears to represent part o…
Created on: Friday 6th October 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sharnbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-09C3E2
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Neolithic polished stone axe. Convex faces with rounded sides, wide blade end tapering considerably towards the butt end. One modern chip on one corner of the blade, and a few older chips including one towards the centre of the blade, and damage to the butt end. Fine grained igneous rock such as basalt, weathered. Length c.178mm, width of blade end 104mm, width of butt end c.20mm, thickness 42mm, weight c.890g. Evans 1872 ('The Ancient Stone Implements, Weapons & Ornaments of Great Britain', London) publishes some polished axes of siilar form with narrow butt and wide blade, pp104-5…
Created on: Monday 13th February 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LANCUM-EC7533
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Worked granite rotary quern stone. Only the top half remains. The central perforation is still in good condition although does show signs of wear. The underside of this half has a chipped edge and there is a ridge to indicate the location of the quern handle.
Created on: Tuesday 13th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-A7F853
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The object is a carved stone sculpture of a probable boar or pig. A close comparison has not, so far, been found, therefore the date is not certain. However, Martin Henig has commented in correspondence that he doesn’t see why it is not Roman, and mentions a boar discovered in Bath, Wiltshire (Henig, M. The Art of Roman Britain). The stone the object is carved from is an igneous rock, which has been very weathered. The object was probably carved from a weathered pebble, and not a fragment of rock taken immediately from a larger portion. The stone is a medium coarse grained …
Created on: Monday 10th October 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LVPL-40CFA7
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Bolton
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Neolithic polished stone axehead made from igneous rock with a mid-brown patina. In perfect condition, still retains sharp cutting edge. Examined by Dr Alan Bowden Curator of Earth Sciences at Liverpool Museum who identified it as not being of local stone, i.e., it has been imported into the region. Dr Bowden could not determine the source of the stone but suggested it could have been imported from the continent.
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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