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Record ID: WAW-6E1FBE
Object type: FLAKED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Neolithic (-3500 to -2100) flaked axehead: The axehead has been knapped from a fine-grained dark grey volcanic tuff which weather to a mid grey colour on one face and a mid grey-green on the other face. Broadly the axehead can be classed as a cordate in shape. The axehead has been bifacially flaked to produce an asymmetrical pointed oval section. The upper tip is rounded and this is due to some wear but also more recent abrasion. The surface of the axehead has a patination as described previously, and along the edges there is some recent damage and scaring. The axehead measures 95.11m…
Created on: Friday 19th August 2016
Last updated: Friday 19th August 2016
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Record ID: ESS-6D4EC7
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An unfinished Mesolithic pebble mace head, dating c. 9,000-4,000 BC. The object is formed from a pebble that has a mid-dark brown colour, with traces of an attempt to drill through the object on either side. The attempted perforation would have been to allow it to be hafted. There are traces of wear around the edges, particularly at the more pointed end. This may indicate that it was still used despite not being hafted. However, it may simply be the result of natural processes, such as deposition in a river. There are traces of dark brown concreted material in lines across the object t…
Created on: Friday 19th August 2016
Last updated: Friday 19th August 2016
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Record ID: NLM-4605B6
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North East Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Stone weight. Bright white limestone, possibly magnesian limestone outcropping near Tadcaster, Doncaster etc. Yorkshire. Now of sub-ovoid form, possibly due to a large chip along one side incurred in antiquity. The weight is flat-sided and has an hourglass-shaped aperture of 55-34mm diameter drilled from both sides. The finder kindly notes a carved feature on one flat side. This may be formed as a simple cross with the ends of two adjacent arms bent at right angles in the manner of a swastika, or, if one arm is discounted for its relative shallowness, as a letter Y or H [see inset illu…
Created on: Wednesday 17th August 2016
Last updated: Thursday 18th August 2016
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Record ID: SOM-20D822
Object type: MORTAR (VESSEL)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A stone mortar of probable late medieval to post medieval date (c. AD1400- 1700). The mortar has been carved from a single block of carboniferous limestone. It is bioclastic and exhibits traces of crinoids, brachiopods and bivalves. There are a number of locally available sources of carboniferous limestone. The stone is possibly Devonian or Cannington limestone, but is more likely to derive from the Mendips (Dennis Parsons, pers comm). The outer face of the mortar has a number of small angular dish shaped peck marks present, however, most of these appear to have been polished out. T…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd August 2016
Last updated: Monday 8th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Old Cleeve', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-B442B3
Object type: AMULET
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable Middle Saxon amulet made from a natural piece of fossilised coral. The fossil is oval in plan and also in section, measuring 92mm in length and 29mm in width. It weighs 179.12g. All sides of the fossil are rough, and all show a dense grouping of corralites. Columns are also visible on one side. The fossil is a Carboniferous colonial coral of the Lithostrotionidae family (Nudds 1980). It is ferruginised, and thus very heavy. Its origin is Derbyshire or Yorkshire, but it was found at Little Carlton, Lincolnshire. Plausably, its place of discovery could be explained by it havi…
Created on: Friday 29th July 2016
Last updated: Friday 29th July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Louth area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-0C32AC
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint flake from a blade prepared core of possible late Mesolithic to Bronze Age date. It appears to have been hit with a hard hammer (probably stone) at the base which has resulted in the fracture damage. It has fine damage around the edges, some of this could be post-depositional, but the natural more pointed tip has damage that suggests this may have been through use. Length: 30mm; width: 19mm; thickness: 8mm; weight: 5g
Created on: Thursday 21st July 2016
Last updated: Thursday 21st July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Tanfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-A41483
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete stone Neolithic polished axehead (c.4000-c.2200 BC). The axehead is greenish grey in colour, with red striations. The axehead has plough damage at the butt and the cutting edge, but is otherwise undamaged. The axehead tapers towards the butt and has a vesica-shaped (pointed oval) cross-section. Both edges are faceted. This feature and the material the axe is made from suggest that the axe probably comes from the Great Langdale axe factory (in the Lake District).
Created on: Saturday 16th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 9th August 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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: WILT-CFF570
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment (consisting of roughly one quarter) of the upper stone of a Roman stone rotary hand mill or quern dating to c. AD 43 - 410. The quern is slightly convex on the upper face, the lower is flat. It measures 149.90mm in length, 88.89mm in width and 31.6mm in thickness at the outside edge. The inside, perforated edge is 39.92mm thick and 62.39mm wide. The outer edge of the circumference quern is smooth through wear and contains black marks along the lower surviving edge.
Created on: Friday 24th June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 7th July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Tytherley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-022B64
Object type: DISC
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sandstone disc of unknown age and function, possibly Post Medieval. The stone is fine grained and speckled with mica. The faces are almost flat, making use of the natural banding in the stone. The edges have been chipped and ground to make the disc almost circular. It is 49.6mm diameter, 14.3mm thick and weighs 51.5g. There are similar published examples in Roman Castleford (1998, Cool and Philo) which are interpreted as counters for board games, even given the large size of some, comparable to this example (up to 80mm diameter). Cool and Philo draw comparisons with ceramic and ston…
Created on: Tuesday 14th June 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-021DD1
Object type: DISC
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sandstone disc of unknown age and function, possibly Post Medieval. The stone is fine grained and speckled with mica. The faces are almost flat, making use of the natural banding in the stone. The edges have been chipped and ground to make the disc almost circular. It is 64.3mm diameter, 14mm thick and weighs 88g. There are similar published examples in Roman Castleford (1998, Cool and Philo) which are interpreted as counters for board games, even given the large size of some, comparable to this example (up to 80mm diameter). Cool and Philo draw comparisons with ceramic and stone di…
Created on: Tuesday 14th June 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-01D0B8
Object type: DISC
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sandstone disc of unknown age and function, possibly Post Medieval. The stone is fine grained and speckled with mica. The faces are almost flat, making use of the natural banding in the stone. The edges have been chipped and ground to make the disc almost circular. It is 55.9mm diameter, 11.8mm thick and weighs 50.3g. There are similar published examples in Roman Castleford (1998, Cool and Philo) which are interpreted as counters for board games, even given the large size of some, comparable to this example (up to 80mm diameter). Cool and Philo draw comparisons with ceramic and ston…
Created on: Tuesday 14th June 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2016
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Record ID: WMID-00821D
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete stone flat or discoidal spindle whorl, of probably the Roman to Post Medieval period dating from c. AD 43 - c. AD 1650. The spindle whorl is broadly triangular in plan and rectangular in cross section. The central hole is circular in shape and has been drilled slightly off central, from both sides. The internal diameter of the hole measures 8.5 mm wide. Both the upper and lower faces are flat. There are scratch marks on the surface of both sides of the object, it is difficult to see whether these form intentional decoration on the object or represents post depositional dama…
Created on: Thursday 2nd June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 30th 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: DENO-6D9B16
Object type: AXEHEAD ROUGHOUT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A stone Neolithic Langdale axehead roughout (c.2,500-c.2,100 BC). This is an unfinished stone axehead. The roughout shows knapped edges and it is roughly axe-shaped, but it was never completed. The upper and lower sides are still bulbous and the surface is rough with no sign of polishing. The chopping half is 99mm wide but the other end tapers towards the butt which measures c.50mm. The middle part of the axe measures c.66mm thick and tapers gradually towards each end. It has an asymmetric cross-section, with one face more triangular and the other more curved. Overall, it measures c.35…
Created on: Thursday 26th May 2016
Last updated: Thursday 4th August 2016
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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: NLM-C5818B
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Dark grey dense fine grained and layered stone: whetstone fragment. A thin bar with rounded slightly convergent edges and broad flat sides, both smoothed by wear and randomly scratched on one side, broken at both its ends. The width should probably suggest use in a kitchen or workshop, and the thickness may suggest heavy use leading to thinning and eventual breakage of the object. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1700-1900. Length: 26.9mm, Width: 48.9mm, Thickness: 8.1mm, Weight: 25.80gms.
Created on: Wednesday 18th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 18th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haxey', grid reference and parish protected.


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