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Record ID: NMS-E50239
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
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Butt end from a partially ground and polished Neolithic flint axe, with flake scars apparently from hard hammer direct percussion. It was broken transversely in antiquity by a bending fracture presumably whilst in use. The flint is mottled grey with the lighter coloured parts (including the break) slightly patinated light brown. 65 x 50 x 32 mm. c.4000 - c.2350 BC.
Created on: Tuesday 19th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 19th July 2016
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Record ID: NLM-E7B47B
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
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Stone rubber. An irregular cobble of fine grained tan coloured compacted sandstone, smoothed by water which has exposed natural bedding planes, and probably also by use-wear and handling. One end is flattened and the form of this stone lends itself to a grip between thumb and forefinger if the flat face were to be used. This belongs to a series of improvised rubbers and smoothers whose currency was probably catholic, but which are especially associated with contexts dated to between the Later Iron Age and the Early Medieval period. A range of uses, for example as kitchen or dyestuff mu…
Created on: Thursday 7th July 2016
Last updated: Monday 11th July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Burton Salmon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-D7E322
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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A nearly complete hone or whetstone of undetermined date, probably Medieval or later but an earlier date should not be ruled out. The stone is angular, with five irregularly arranged facetted, flat edges. The stone is formed from a grey, coarse grained grit/sandstone. The side surfaces are coloured surface possibly due to burial conditions or being heated in a fire. The surfaces have fine scratches consistent with metal sharpening. One end has been abraded in the plough soil. The stone is 66mm long and 24mm wide, and 22mm high, it weighs 48.4g
Created on: Wednesday 6th July 2016
Last updated: Monday 11th July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Walford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-CECB3A
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete polished stone Axehead of Neolithic date (3450-2350 BC). The object is sub-rectangular in plan and tapers inward toward the butt and is sub-ovate is section with slightly flattened sides. The blade end tapers out to the sided and in along the blade edge. The object is the blade end of an axehead and terminates in a transverse break which has smoe chipping to the edges of the break. The object is a Langdale polished Axehead, called such due to the source of the raw material the axehead is made of. The Langdale tuff's in the Lake District are soft, volcanic deposits and po…
Created on: Wednesday 6th July 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 6th July 2016
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Record ID: SF-133564
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Neolithic flint flaked and polished axehead. It is roughly ovoid in shape, becoming narrower towards the butt end, and strongly plano-convex in cross section. Both faces have multiple scaled flaking scars running in different directions. These are still visible in several places, although their upper edges and the surface surrounding them has been polished. A small amount of pebble cortex survives in the centre of each face. Both faces are highly polished at the cutting end producing a cutting edge that remains fairly sharp. There is an abrupt break across the butt end, w…
Created on: Monday 27th June 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 29th June 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Bury St Edmunds', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-12DFCE
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Neolithic flint polished axehead. It is roughly rectangular in shape and plano-convex in cross section. The outer face has small flaking scars in several places, but the area surrounding these has been smoothly polished, producing an almost flat surface. There is a rough, stepped break to one end, presumably the result of the impact that fractured the flake from the rest of the axe. The reverse face is covered with multiple scaled flaking scars running in different directions - possibly representing an attempt to sharpen the edges for re-use. The flint is a light, opaqu…
Created on: Monday 27th June 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 29th June 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hinderclay', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-811D92
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Neolithic part polished axe fragment of mottled grey flint with areas of spotty iron staining. Only the butt remains, with the cutting edge broken off in antiquity, most likely in use. 68 x 42 x 25 mm.
Created on: Monday 20th June 2016
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2016
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Record ID: NLM-D66B2E
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fine grained moderately compacted pale sandstone whetstone fragment. A square section fragment from a longer and slightly tapering hone with all four of its flat sides smoothed by wear. Both ends lost. The use of probably local stone for sharpening stones is characteristic of the period between the later Iron Age and the Middle Saxon period. The neat and regular finish would probably make a Roman or later date most likely. Suggested date: Unknown, 43-850. Length: 48.8mm, Width: 27.4mm, Thickness: 26.5mm, Weight: 50.64gms
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-6D2E8B
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Ferruginous limestone probable whetstone fragment. Stone shaped like an oversized finger with one markedly smoothed broad surface which is lightly dished by wear and lightly scored by diagonal and transverse grooves suggestive of the sharpening of pointed pins or needles. Limited patches of wear have also partially smoothed the opposite face. Broken raggedly at its wider end. The use of a relatively local stone is likely, which is characteristic of hones of the Later Iron Age to Early Medieval periods. Accompanying material tends to point to the later part of this date-range. Suggested…
Created on: Thursday 26th May 2016
Last updated: Thursday 26th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-6D1CB4
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fine grained compacted sandstone whetstone fragment. A rectangular section fragment probably from the middle of a whetstone, possibly of hog-backed formAll the faces save for the broken ends are smoothed by wear. Two faces meeting at an obtuse angle are likely to mark the top of the whetstone, and a dished face opposite these faces its most heavily used and worn face. The selection of a local [to northern Britain] rather than an imported stone may suggest a pre-Viking date. The hog-backed form in such stones occurs amongst early medieval finds at Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire (For…
Created on: Thursday 26th May 2016
Last updated: Thursday 26th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-48C9DE
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Neolithic polished stone axe fragment, 51mm long, 44mm wide and 14mm thick with a weight of 37.47grams. The fragment represents part of the blade end of an axe, but is very damaged with little original surface remaining. It has part of the curved blade which merges into the adjoining facetted edge, which has a thin angular face butting up to the rounded surface. The axe appears to be Langdale slate (fine grained tuff), so it could be part of a group VI axe.
Created on: Thursday 12th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 1st June 2016
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Record ID: LIN-CA6276
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Neolithic polished stone axehead (c.4000-2351BC). The axe is probably a Group VI axe from Langdale, Cumbria. The axe is sub-rectangular in plan and measures 94.95mm in length. It tapers from 46.71mm at the blade end to 23.02mm at the butt, and is 21.3mm in thickness. The axe weighs 130.78g. The blade and butt ends are rounded both in plan and in section, the blade end having lost its sharpness in antiquity. A small chip - presumably having occured in more recent times - is visible at one edge of the blade. This exposes mid-dark green interior. The axe is oval in section with sides t…
Created on: Friday 6th May 2016
Last updated: Monday 9th May 2016
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Record ID: PUBLIC-8D5C78
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Neolithic (9000-2500BC) stone perforated object. It is in the shape of a Hyper-rectangle, similar to an axe head. There are rough edges on the top, left side and bottom, which means that it may have been larger, but has eroded. The front, back and right side are still smooth. The remains of the perforation still exist on the bottom right side, which has a darker patina and is smoother.
Created on: Thursday 21st April 2016
Last updated: Thursday 23rd June 2016
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Record ID: LIN-5F9A8D
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A damaged and incomplete polished stone axe of Neolithic date, probably a Group VI Langdale axe. The axe is damaged, apparently having a large concave fracture along one side. The blade edge appears to be worn. Another concave fracture is present at the butt. The surface of the axe has a green-grey patina. The axe probably dates. c. 4000-2351 BC.
Created on: Tuesday 19th April 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 19th April 2016
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Record ID: DOR-6A1804
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete grey bifacially reworked tertiary flint polished axehead. Low gloss patina is visible on the original polished surface and mid gloss patina can be seen on the reworked areas. There are several areas of iron staining on both faces. The axhead has a faceted cross section with slightly flattened sides and arched upper and lower surfaces with a gradual narrowing to taper from the cutting edge to the narrower butt end where the axe would have been hafted. The cutting edge and butt end show large broad flake removal scars leaving a very irregular edge. This is probably later wo…
Created on: Monday 14th March 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 1st June 2016
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Record ID: IOW-C7E1FB
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Neolithic polished flint axehead (4000 BC-2351 BC). The blade end is missing due to a transverse break. This axehead is sub-rectangular in plan and pointed-oval in cross-section. In plan, the butt is fairly evenly curved. From the butt end the sides flare evenly to the break. Each edge has been polished and flattened throughout its length. This implement, including the broken surface, has an even pale cream patina with some iron staining. Length: 129.2mm; width: 58.3mm; thickness: 32.5mm. Weight: c. 287.0g. (Post Office scales).
Created on: Tuesday 23rd February 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-4C83A6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy token or tally of post-medieval date. The token has been cast and the moulding spur can still be seen clearly. It is also evident that the mould was not correctly aligned at the two faces of the token do not align. The token has moulded decoration on both faces, one with the initials 'L C' while the other side has a long cross dividing the token into quarter; the top two quarters each has a letter, again a repeat of the initials ( L C ) but the wear to the bottom two quarters makes any marks / initials / date hard to decipher. These tokens generally date to the 17…
Created on: Friday 5th February 2016
Last updated: Friday 5th February 2016
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Record ID: PUBLIC-1F46FA
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Neolithic polished axehead dating c. 4000-2500 BC. The fragment comprises around 30% of the total axehead, and represents the butt end, although the tip of this is missing. Extensive post-depositional damage is visible on the surfaces in the form of numerous flake removals, probably caused in the most part by abrasion and rough treatment while in a ploughsoil environment. These later removals clearly cut through the surface patination of the axe, showing a bright reddish colour underneath the greyish colour of the surface. The axe fragment is of thick-butted type, with …
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 9th March 2016
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Record ID: LEIC-9E4D03
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Possible Neolithic stone axehead, 118mm in length, 41mm in width and 22mm thick with a weight of over 100grams. The object is sub-rectangular in form and has a pointed oval cross section with an orange-brown patina and granular appearance. It has one short end which is slightly wider than the other which thins to a point, probably forming an unfinished blade? the opposite end is rounded and thicker. The remainder of the surface is uneven and worn. We are informed that the stone has been identified as sarson.
Created on: Thursday 28th January 2016
Last updated: Thursday 4th February 2016
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Record ID: LEIC-9E13FD
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a Neolithic polished stone axehead, 69mm in length, 44mm in width and 24mm thick with a weight of 93.90grams. The object has a sub-rectangular form and a pointed oval cross section with an orange-brown patina and fine grained surface. The object has broken at both ends and what remains is the central portion of a steeply tapering polished axe with rounded surfaces.
Created on: Thursday 28th January 2016
Last updated: Friday 5th February 2016
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