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Record ID: NMGW-40A462
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Top fragment of a perforated whetstone. The stone has a bevelled end and straight sides. The perforation is oval and has an hour glass profile. Both faces are smooth and dished from use. One face has a facet running along one of the sides.
Created on: Tuesday 15th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-0EE2F4
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Perforated whetstone of rectangular cross-section, made of a fine-grained siltstone. The stone tapers gently to the flat end. The top of the whetstone has been damaged and is irregular. The perforation is regular and has been drilled; it has been positioned slightly off-centre on one face. All four faces illustrate evidence of whetting, but show no obvious sign of being dished through prolonged use.
Created on: Tuesday 13th May 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW357
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Stone ball. Diameter 33mm. The function of the ball is uncertain; however, it is possibly a baking ball used to hold down empty pastry cases to stop them rising in the oven. Dating is problematic but if it is a baking ball then it may be relatively recent in date.
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW351
Object type: TROUGH
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Basin or trough - the small size of the basin suggests that it may have been used to collect water from a hand pump. Crudely carved out from a piece of local stone - possibly a Presili 'bluestone'. It contains a drainage hole on the side and has been truncated. Probably 18th or 19th century
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3236
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Discoidal spindle whorl - stone (sandstone - dark red brown colour). Diameter 34-35mm; diameter of perforation 9mm; thickness (minimum) 10mm; weight 12.9 grams. One face of the spindel whorl is split, possibly by plough damage, and the surviving face is marked by the plough, although this may be a knife mark. Probably either medieval or later in date.
Created on: Tuesday 26th June 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-5BE81F
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Wrexham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Stone spindle-whorl of uncertain date, Roman to early Post Medieval, c. 100 - 1700 The spindle-whorl is comparatively regular and circular (of 35.8 - 37.4mm diameter and weighing 27.8g) is made from a fine-grained, micaeous sandstone, now with ground surfaces. The spindle-whorl is of sub-rectangular section (13.9mm thick) with near-flat faces. The perforation is central and is circular (7.4mm diameter) with straight parallel sides. There is no surviving evidence of applied decoration to the surfaces. Margeson (1993, page 184)[1] has suggested that the weight of a spindle who…
Created on: Wednesday 26th November 2014
Last updated: Thursday 4th December 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-896558
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: PREHISTORIC
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Recorded at the Hidden Treasure Finds Day at National Museums & Galleries of Wales.
Created on: Monday 17th November 2003
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-5B910B
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Stone rotary quern fragment probably of Roman date The stone is from a rotary quern and is probably a fragmentary upper-stone in coarse-grained sandstone, now of sub-triangular form (with a maximum surviving length of 99.0mm, a maximum surviving width of 91.5mm and a weight of 357.0g). One of the edges is curved and is likely to be the original outer edge of the quern. The stone is of rectangular section and is thickest at the outside edge, which is without a raised lip (with a thickness of 33.1mm compared with a thickness of 30.1mm at the inside). The grinding face has radial gr…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd September 2015
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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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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: 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: NMGW-688E06
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PREHISTORIC
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
2 Prehistoric stone flakes
Created on: Thursday 17th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-791160
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Mesolithic bevelled pebble.
Created on: Wednesday 30th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-50E596
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PREHISTORIC
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Prehistoric chert blade
Created on: Monday 28th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-52B4E7
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PREHISTORIC
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
2 Prehistoric chert flakes
Created on: Monday 28th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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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: NMGW114
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Greensand chert flake fragment, proximal end missing.
Created on: Thursday 26th August 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fforest Fawr', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW113
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Carmarthenshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Carboniferous chert flake.
Created on: Thursday 26th August 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'The Black Mountain', grid reference and parish protected.


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