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Record ID: NLM-B938B8
Object type: AXEHEAD ROUGHOUT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey-green vesicular stone, possible axehead blank fragment. A fragment from one end of a sub-rectangular billet with flat sides and curved at its one remaining corner, roughly bevelled at one end and smoothed or hollowed on its two largest sides. This was kindly suggested as a possible Greenstone fragment by Sandra Firth of the North Lincolnshire Pottery Research Group, which would suggest an association with the Group 6 axes of Langdale stone, which are common local finds. It is at all events an alien stone to the underlying geology of its find-spot. It may be a fragment of a rubber …
Created on: Wednesday 28th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 28th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Grasby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-29C74E
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and damaged copper alloy, book clasp or fitting of the Late Medieval to Post Medieval period, dating from circa AD 1450 - circa AD 1700. The clasp is broadly rectangular in plan and rectangular in section. At one end is an extended vertical, cylindrical loop to hold the hasp bar which is still in place. To the left of this is a vertical rectangle consisting of diagonal incised lines, with a rope decoration inside. The object tapers in slightly, and there is a circular perforation, which holds the long attachment tack. The other end flares out and terminates in a scallop…
Created on: Friday 9th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 9th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Holt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-186CD3
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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Fine-grained muscovite granite double-sided muller or rubbing stone. The muller is oval in plan, with one rounded complete end and one broken end, and flat in section. Both faces of the muller are flat and smooth as they were used for rubbing, but one side may have originally been convex so that it could be held and pushed across a base for grinding. The muller would have been used with a larger saddle quern to grind grain between the stones to make flour. The granite is fine grained and contains muscovite or mica, tourmaline and felspars (see report below). The soft felspars would wor…
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 14th September 2016
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Record ID: CORN-186044
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Coarse biotite granite double-sided muller or rubbing stone. The muller is oval in plan, with two rounded ends, and flat in section. Both faces of the muller are flat and smooth as they were used for rubbing, but one side may have originally been convex so that it could be held and pushed across a base for grinding. The muller would have been used with a larger saddle quern to grind grain between the stones to make flour. The granite is coarse-grained inclusion and contains biotite or black mica, felspars and quartz (see report below). The soft felspars would work into hollows and the …
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 14th September 2016
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Record ID: GLO-6F4CA8
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A stone cannon ball that dates to AD 1400-1700. The cannon ball is broadly spherical, though slightly misshapen, overall the ball has a diameter of 65mm and weighs 341.21g
Created on: Wednesday 31st August 2016
Last updated: Friday 2nd September 2016
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Record ID: GLO-6F45E6
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A stone cannon ball that dates to AD 1400-1700. The ball is sub-spherical in form, with a very uneven surface, overall the ball has a diameter of 63mm and weighs 338.38g
Created on: Wednesday 31st August 2016
Last updated: Friday 2nd September 2016
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Record ID: NLM-9FF8F4
Object type: POLISHED KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: North Lincolnshire
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Grey flint polished knife fragment. A chip from the side of a polished flint knife of thin lentoid section, with part of one straight cutting edge remaining and with a flat ?ventral surface. An edge which runs approximately at right angles to the polished edge is chamfered, probably by angled hard-hammer strike during an episode of reuse of this chip. Suggested date: Late Neolithic, 2700-2350 BC. Length: 22mm, Width: 24.1mm, Thickness: 4.3mm, Weight: 3.11gms
Created on: Thursday 28th July 2016
Last updated: Monday 1st August 2016
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Record ID: NMS-E50239
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: WILT-EAEDEA
Object type: PIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete probably post-medieval dress or hair pin. Only the head and a fragment of the shaft survive, the remainder of the object is missing due to old breaks, now worn. It has a globular, spherical head which may be of shale, being bluish in colour and highly polished. It is otherwise without decoration but there are signs of gold colour on its surface. At the top of the head the shaft of the pin can be seen, flush with the surface of the head. It appears to be made of a different material from the head, being brown in colour and with signs of silvering. There is no collar. The s…
Created on: Monday 13th June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 4th August 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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