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Record ID: KENT-3E33DC
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A chalk or lime stone globular bead of uncertain date. The bead measures 14.1mm in length and has a diameter of 14.9mm at its widest point. The internal diameter is 3.5mm. The bead weighs 3.13g. Beads of this type are hard to date outside of excavated contexts as they are used from the Iron Age through to the Post Medieval period.
Created on: Friday 19th June 2015
Last updated: Friday 19th June 2015
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Record ID: NLM-2D4EA8
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Volcanic Tuf, a grey-green stone probably from Langdale, Cumbria, polished stone axe fragment. An extremely battered and chipped fragment of what must have originally have been a large polished stone axe of ovoid section, probably Group 6. Both sides bear large dished fracture surfaces, with most of this damage apparently incurred in antiquity. It does not appear likely to represent use of the axe; rather, should one venture to proffer interpretation, it appears more like evidence for strenuous efforts to 'kill' the object. Suggested date: Early Neolithic, 4000-3500 BC. Length: 57mm, …
Created on: Thursday 18th June 2015
Last updated: Monday 22nd June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-2D13CF
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Chalk spindle whorl. Discoid whorl with a central drilled aperture of diameter 11.7mm, possibly Walton Rogers form B. Weathered. The mass would qualify this for use spinning a yarn, while the aperture size and form indicate an Anglo-Scandinavian date. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 850-1100. Diameter: 39.2mm, Thickness: 11.3mm, Weight: 19.32gms.
Created on: Thursday 18th June 2015
Last updated: Monday 22nd June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-E99F66
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fine grained Sandstone possible whetstone. Trapezoid straight-sided object of rectangular section, chipped at both ends and thickest at its wider end. The fine grained stone would lend itself to use as an improvised sharpener, and such mediocre honestones are most commonly reported from Roman contexts, though were also used before and after. Some doubt may be introduced by the tendency of some sedimentary stones to split neatly along bedding planes, as well as by other natural processes such as Aeolian sand-blasting, and by the lack of dishing from wear. Suggested date: Roman, 43-410. …
Created on: Monday 15th June 2015
Last updated: Monday 15th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-8070E6
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
About half of a probably Roman rotary quern . The inner and outer edges are present in places. The edge is neatly dressed as is the upper surface allowing for the very coarse nature of the stone. The wearing surface is worn smooth with no dressing. Both surfaces are convex, i.e. wearing surface is not flat. The material is certainly not Hertfordshire Puddingstone, but a pinkish brown coarse grit stone conglomerate with rounded pebbles up to 4cm, igneous rocks of various types including many quartzite pebbles Dimensions: estimated maximum diameter c. 400 mm; thickness at centre 80 mm;…
Created on: Wednesday 10th June 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 10th June 2015
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Record ID: LEIC-6CEBF8
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Undated decorative whetsone, 97mm long, 30mm wide, 15mm thick and weighing 82.31grams. The object is rectangular in form and cross section, with rounded edges and has a distinct green/black marbled surface. It has been heavily worn along its centre on both sides.
Created on: Tuesday 9th June 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 9th June 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-59FCF6
Object type: GEOLOGICAL SAMPLE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A piece of soft but well bedded limestone, apparently natural, but recorded because it is an "exotic" stone, not naturally occuring in the findspot area. It is sub-rectangular in plan and section. The edges are soft and rounded and there are some areas of pitting where there are small holes, probably caused by softer elements in the stone disolving. It has been suggested to be a hammerstone, but doubts have been cast on whether the stone is hard or strong enough for this purpose. Its prescence in the area may be related to the building of the nearby reservoir. It is 98mm long, 31.6mm w…
Created on: Monday 8th June 2015
Last updated: Monday 8th June 2015
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Record ID: SF-07F807
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete fragment of worked stone of uncertain date. Approximately one third of an originally circular stone survives, the remainder now missing due to old breaks. The stone is extremely hard, pale yellow to white in colour, and slightly pink along one of the old breaks, perhaps as a result of post-usage exposure to heat or fire. Both faces are extremely smooth and have central indentations. It appears plausible that these smooth indentations are a product of use-wear, although for precisely what or when remains unclear. The surviving fragment measures 102.24mm in length, 46.75mm …
Created on: Thursday 4th June 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 10th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fressingfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-C7A33C
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Neolithic polished stone axehead. In plan the axe is sub-oval, tapering from the cutting edge to the butt. In section the axe is oval with flattened sides. The cutting edge is chipped in places, exposing a mid-green interior that looks somewhat similar to polished axes from the Langdale quarry in the Lake District. The surface of the axe is highly polished with occasional red-brown coloured veins. This axe appears to be the same as that recorded on the Lincoln Historic Environment Record as 53105, found in 1980.
Created on: Monday 1st June 2015
Last updated: Monday 1st June 2015
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Record ID: LIN-C5FD2A
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete stone axe of Mesolithic to Neolithic date (c. 8,300 to 2,500 BC). In plan the axe is an irregular ellipse, having a slightly wider cutting edge than the butt. An hour-glass shaped hole extends through the axe; this hole is off-centred, being located approximately one third in from the butt. In section the axe is oval with flattened sides. Both the butt and the cutting edge are pointed oval in section. Some damage has occured to the cutting edge, exposing a green coloured grain somewhat similar to the greenstone sources at Langdale, Cumbria. The butt is flat. Length: 126mm, W…
Created on: Monday 1st June 2015
Last updated: Monday 8th June 2015
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Record ID: CORN-9CD196
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fine-grained granite elvan or rhyolite muller or rubbing stone. The muller is sub-oval in plan and trapezoidal in profile and section. Both faces of the muller, which are not parallel, are flat and smooth as they were used for rubbing. 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. Rhyolite is a silica-rich igenous rock and usually contains feldspar and quartz crystals and is therefore similar to elvan in its composition (…
Created on: Saturday 30th May 2015
Last updated: Sunday 31st May 2015
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Record ID: CORN-9BE2F7
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Micaceous argillaceous shale spindle whorl, ranging from pink to light brown in colour with a sparkling surface from the mica inclusions. The whorl is oval in plan and flat in profile, with smooth parallel faces, and a slightly off-centre tapering depression in each face which do not meet in the middle and perforate the stone. On one face the depression is 2 mm in diameter and 3 mm deep and the other depression on the opposite face is 4 mm in diameter and 2 mm deep. The depressions have been deliberately drilled from each face but not completed so that the spindle whorl was never used.…
Created on: Saturday 30th May 2015
Last updated: Sunday 31st May 2015
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Record ID: LVPL-5C10CC
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Conwy
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A stone bead of uncertain date, possibly made of slate. The object is circular in plan and has a small central perforation. The internal diameter of the perforation measures 1.95mm in diameter. The object has a mid-brown and mottled patina. Dimensions: 11.59mm in diameter, 3.10mm thick, 2.1g.
Created on: Wednesday 27th May 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 27th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Henryd', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-DAB33E
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible Middle Saxon object whetstone. The object is smaller than most whetstones, perhaps indicating it was used for fine working of objects. It is rectangular in section with a facet on all corners. It is broken at the thicker end, but tapers to a point at the terminal. Fine diagonal grooves are visible along both of the side faces but not the upper and lower faces, nor the facets.
Created on: Thursday 21st May 2015
Last updated: Thursday 21st May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Lindsey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-B0BEB7
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete stone flat or discoidal spindle whorl, of Neolithic to Medieval dating (BC 3500 - AD 1900). Around 75% of the spindle whorl is present. Both faces of the spindle whorl are flat and undecorated; a circular perforation runs through the the centre, presumably for attachment to a wooden spindle (now missing). The spindle whorl is made from a fine-grained sandstone. The whorl is circular in plan and sub-rectangular in profile, with parallel faces. The central hole is sub circular in shape and has been drilled slightly off central, from both sides. The internal diameter of the …
Created on: Tuesday 19th May 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 19th May 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-B0B368
Object type: CARVED STONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two stones of possible Prehistoric date. One is intentionally shaped into a circular disc with convex faces and a flat median band which is 19.6mm wide. The stone is speckled granite which is beige, black and dark pink in colour. The disc is 64.4mm diameter and 44.5mm thick. 281g. There are some scratches transversly across the flat band. The function of the stone is uncertain, but a prehistoric date is suspected. The other is a sub-spherical pebble or cobble probably of a well consolidated impure sandstone rich in quartz and feldspar. It is speckled grey in colour and there is a sma…
Created on: Tuesday 19th May 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 19th May 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-A0B088
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete though probably unfinished stone axehead of Neolithic date. The axehead is trapezoidal in plan with a pointed ovate section. The surfaces are rough with a chip to one side of the cutting edge and two smaller chips along one long side. The crude shaping and unpolished nature of the object suggests it was not properly finished. The axe fragment is 79.5mm long, 36.4mm wide, 18.1mm thick and weighs 200g. The axe is comprised of a grey-green fine-grained siliceous tuff - a sedimentary volcanic rock possibly from the Great Langdale quarries in Cumbria. This stone was most probab…
Created on: Monday 18th May 2015
Last updated: Monday 8th June 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-21A416
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete polished stone axe dating from the Neolithic period, about 4000 BC - 2200 BC. Only the cutting end survives. It is made from polished tan coloured fine grained stone. It is sub-rectangular in plan and is faceted in cross-section. There is edge damage on the curved convex cutting edge and a large damaged area near the break, probably from plough damage. It is 78.7mm long, 58.9mm wide and 25.7mm thick. 190g. Kevin Leahy (National Finds Advisor) adds that the cracking and crazing visible in the images may suggest that the axe has been burnt. Also, the side facets suggest th…
Created on: Tuesday 12th May 2015
Last updated: Monday 29th June 2015
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Record ID: HESH-0CC9D4
Object type: MAUL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A large stone implement of uncertain date and function, perhaps a maul. The artefact is a broadly sub-rectangular wedge of fine grained late Silurian or Devonian sandstone rock local to the area in which it was found (pers com Daniel Lockett). Approximately 1/3 along the length is a distinct band or groove which has been pecked forming a shallow depression. All of the other surfaces are not worked and are a mid purple brown colour with a well formed surface patina. The purpose of this groove is unclear; it maybe functional aiding the securing of rope / binding; however there are no imp…
Created on: Monday 11th May 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 27th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Clun', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-CCE2E7
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Medieval or Medieval Whetstone or hone. The stone is sub rectangular, narrowing slightly towards each end. One end is complete with rounded corners, the other ends in an old break. In section it has straight sides and slighty convex faces. It thickens slightly towards the complete end before thinning to a rounded edge. At the complete end there is a circular perforation for suspension. the hole is hour glass shaped having been drilled from both sides and is 4.1mm in diameter in the centre. The stone is fine grained, grey to slightly grey green in colour and appears to have fin…
Created on: Friday 8th May 2015
Last updated: Friday 8th May 2015
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