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Record ID: NMGW-A2477F
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Perforated stone pebble, possible Prehistoric stone pebble hammer or mace-head of Mesolithic or Neolithic date The mace-head is made on a water-rolled pebble and is complete (with a length of 126.6mm, a maximum width of 85.7mm, a maximum thickness of 33.3mm and a weight of 558.1g). The perforation is off-centre and has a pronounced hour-glass profile (with diameters at the faces of 31mm and 33mm and a minimum diameter of 9.0mm). There is evidence of pecking on the sides of the perforation, which are now well-worn, probably through subsequent water action, rather than rubbing from…
Created on: Tuesday 10th February 2015
Last updated: Friday 30th October 2015
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Record ID: NMGW3319
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Perforated stone identified and recorded from a photograph. Study of the photograph suggests that the perforation is artificial and not the result of natural erosion or weathering. It is possible that the stone was either a loom or netting weight. Length c.15mm.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd October 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3111
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Discoidal perforated stone. Diameter 24mm, thickness 14mm, internal diameter 5mm, weight 12.5 grams. Although conventionally identified as spindle whorls, perforated stone weights like this example could have been used for other functions such as fishing or net weights (Manning et al. 1995, 251). Roman spindle whorls are usually made from sherds of pottery; however, examples made from lead, brass coins, jet, bone and stone are also known (cf. Wheeler 1930, 106-107; Manning et al. 1995). A close parallel is recorded from Roman Aldborough (Bishop 1996, 32, no.173, fig.17); however, alth…
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3112
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Irregular discoidal perforated stone. Diameter 22.5-24mm, thickness 12mm, internal diameter 5.5mm, weight 8.9 grams. The slightly irregular form of this example suggests that an identification as a spindle whorl may be somewhat problematic and this perforated stone could have been used as a fishing or net weight (cf. Manning et al. 1995, 251).
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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