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    • County: Isle of Anglesey

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Record ID: NMGW-799DA3
Object type: LINEN SMOOTHER
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Utilised and decorated stone, possibly a slick-stone or linen-smoother of 9th or 10th century date The stone is domed with a flat base and has a maximum diameter of 97.93mm and a height of 51.35mm. The stone is a quartz conglomerate. The top of the stone has been decorated with an oval ring with dimensions: 43.5mm x 37.8mm (internal diameter: 12.3 – 13.9mm). Analysis using a scanning electron microscope indicated that the inlay is composed of calcium carbonate and red ochre. The decoration has been inlaid into a recessed channel in the stone, formed by polishing. The base of the …
Created on: Friday 13th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-E35226
Object type: ROTARY QUERN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a quern stone, probably of Medieval date. The stone is a conglomerate with large quartz inclusions. This is likely to be the upper stone of pair of quern stones. The inner area, near the centre of the stone has a raised rounded collar, before the opening to take the grain. The underside of the quern is smooth and has a slight concave profile.
Created on: Monday 4th August 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-E32E36
Object type: BOWL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete worked sandstone bowl probably of Early Medieval or Medieval date. The exterior of the bowl, including the base, is sub-circular with a varying wall thickness of between 95 and 160mm. The interior and exterior of the bowl have been shaped by pecking. It is possible the bowl may have been a crudely worked font, but is more likely to have been utilised for some domestic or production activity.
Created on: Monday 4th August 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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