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Record ID: NMGW-C8902D
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
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Stone button of uncertain date The button is sub-circular in plan and pointed oval in section (with a diameter of 14.5mm - 16.0mm, a thickness of 5.5mm and a weight of 2.4g) and appears to be made of a fine-grained black shale. Both faces are convex and have been polished to achieve the form. One face has two small parallel holes (of c. 0.8mm diameter) drilled through, from just above the edges. The line of the channels has been crudely scored into the surface above each channel. No other decoration is evident. The surface is abraded chipped. The 'button' is unusual and is difficult …
Created on: Monday 1st December 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 15th May 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-335F61
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cumbria
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Neolithic worked stone possibly an axehead rough-out or crude scraper, probably dating between c. 3500 - 2100BC The worked stone is complete (with a length of 136.8mm, a maximum width of 111.3mm, a maximum thickness of 50mm and a weight of 999.8g). The stone is a fine-grained greenstone from the 'Langdale axe factory' (Group VI) and has been partially shaped by flaking, mostly around the edges. The stone is sub-rounded, consistent with water rolling.
Created on: Wednesday 12th November 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 12th November 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-799DA3
Object type: LINEN SMOOTHER
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Anglesey
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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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