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Record ID: FAKL-10AA53
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
16 amber beads as described below. All have a c. 2.0mm diameter hole down their length. Some are damaged but in general their condition is good. Grid shape Diameter Length Mass Notes A1 Globular, irregular 11.7 11.9 0.72 Broken A2 Globular, irregular 10.4 12.0 0.83 A3 Globular with 2 facets 9.0 9.7 0.64 A4 Globular, irregular 11.4 11.9 0.73 A5 Globular with 2 facets 13.9 12.7 1.08 B1 Globular with 2 facets 10.2 13.7 0.66 Broken B2 Globular with 2 facets …
Created on: Friday 17th April 2015
Last updated: Friday 17th April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Kesteven', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-0D13F7
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete whetstone of sub-rectangular cross-section, both ends broken, of highly micaceous fine grained grey stone. Width 35 - 29mm. Thickness 10.5 - 8mm. Extant length 47mm. There are engraved grooves on both broad faces. Probably Late Saxon or medieval.
Created on: Friday 17th April 2015
Last updated: Friday 17th April 2015
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Record ID: LEIC-F96693
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron age? possible saddle quern grinder c.200mm long, 160mm wide and 68mm thick. (not weighed). The object is circular in form and eliptical in section with one slightly concave surface and one quite rounded. It is formed of millstone grit and has signs of wear on the rounder surface.
Created on: Thursday 16th April 2015
Last updated: Thursday 16th April 2015
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Record ID: NLM-7BF3BA
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fine grained grey stone whetstone. A small bar-shaped hone with a drilled hole of diameter 4.2mm for suspension from a belt or girdle. Thinned by heavy wear, which has contributed a smoothly curved end; the object was probably discarded at the end of a long working life, having too little length left for whetting a blade. This material is sometimes described as purple phylite, though this description may embrace stones of various tints gathered from glacial drift as well as from geological sources in Scotland, Norway and elsewhere. 'Phylite' hones are prominent among whetstones of Angl…
Created on: Friday 10th April 2015
Last updated: Friday 10th April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Northorpe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-3C1C9D
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete object made of sandstone, possibly a whetstone (hone stone) of Medieval to Modern date. The object is sub-rectangular. On one side, towards one of the shorter edges, there is a large rounded protrusion that may have been a handle. The object is broken at the opposite end to the protrusion. There are faint traces of lines running around the edge of the object that may have been a form of decoration or natural feature in the rock. There are marks across the surface on all sides which may have been caused by a blade being sharpend on the object, suggesting that this is a wh…
Created on: Tuesday 7th April 2015
Last updated: Friday 10th April 2015
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Record ID: LEIC-9A30B4
Object type: PESTLE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An irregular cone-shaped stone object fashioned from golden fossiliferous limestone, possibly a pestle. The object was found in an area producing early Roman coins and Iron Age / Roman pottery. From beneath the object has an almost circular base (55 mm diameter) with rounded and blunted edges (hence the suggestion of a pestle). Above this it tapers at an angle to a damaged rounded 25mm diameter top 65mm above the base. The object measures 65mm long (high), 50mm diameter and weighs 218.8g.
Created on: Monday 30th March 2015
Last updated: Monday 30th March 2015
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Record ID: NMS-97A09E
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of the upper stone of a Rhineland lava quern of unknown date, with a small part of the edge present, one face flat and roughly finished, the other concave and smoothed through wear, thickness 32mm increasing to 46mm at the edge, weight 630g, diameter very approximately 500mm. Roman or Middle Saxon to medieval.
Created on: Monday 30th March 2015
Last updated: Monday 30th March 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-0306EB
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A stone unidentified object of unknown date. The object is a waterworn flat pebble which has been carved with broad teeth along one edge. The teeth are rectangular in section and prism shaped with crisp V shaped grooves between them. There are four notches leaving three teeth and the two curved ends forming what looks like a crude comb. The other edges of the pebble are smooth and rounded and there is no visible decoration. The straightness and eveness of the cuts may suggest a fairly modern date, as they may be machine made. No parallel or function for this object has yet been identif…
Created on: Monday 23rd March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 14th April 2015
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Record ID: LIN-BEDCBE
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Approximately half of a Mesolithic to Neolithic (8,300 to 4,500 BC) stone pebble hammer or mace head. The mace would have been circular in plan, with a diameter of about 95mm; in section it is oval. The perforation has an hour-glass profile and measures 35mm in diameter. The weight is 154g. The stone is hard, charcoal-grey in colour, and fine-grained. The uncertain tool type and large date range is due to problems in assigning this artefact a specific class. It is most likely that this artefact belongs to the class of pebble hammer which dates to the Mesolithic period, 8,300 to 4,500 …
Created on: Friday 20th March 2015
Last updated: Monday 23rd March 2015
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Record ID: DOR-92F8A8
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large incomplete rotary quern. The lower stone only. The stone is a fine grained pale pinky-grey quartzite, probably sarsen. The stone is circular with a central circular perforation with an asymmetrical hour-glass profile. The upper, grinding face is convex. It is worn and smoothed through use. The edges, where they survive, are dressed. The underside is irregular and with some smoothing resulting from the stone being dragged and moved, but otherwise unmodified. Date: Roman - AD 43 - 410 Dimensions: 380 mm x 35 mm (edge thickness) x 90 mm (thickness at centre. The perforation is 50 …
Created on: Wednesday 18th March 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 18th March 2015
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Record ID: WILT-6A7DD1
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a rotary quern, made from volcanic basalt lava probably imported from the Rhine area. The lower surface is pecked. The upper surafce is smoothed through use, although with numerous voids natural to the stone (up to c.15mm length). Outer edge is slightly convex. Mid grey. The fragment is 84mm in length, 83mm wide, 22mm maximum thickness, 19mm minimum thickness and weighs 203grams. Lava was imported to Britain for use as querns, from the Roman period to the Medieval period. The main sources for British querns are the lava stones from France and Germany (Freshwater, p.40).
Created on: Monday 16th March 2015
Last updated: Monday 16th March 2015
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Record ID: WILT-6A6652
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a rotary quern, made from volcanic basalt lava probably imported from the Rhine area. The lower surface is pecked. The upper surafce is smoothed through use, although with numerous voids natural to the stone (up to c.15mm length). Outer edge slightly bevelled towards the underside. Mid grey. The fragment is 225mm in length, 105mm wide, 55.3mm maximum thickness, 44mm minimum thickness and weighs 1510 grams. Lava was imported to Britain for use as querns, from the Roman period to the Medieval period. The main sources for British querns are the lava stones from France and…
Created on: Monday 16th March 2015
Last updated: Monday 16th March 2015
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Record ID: NMS-595B09
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete, probably medieval hone stone of sub-rectangular section, with one end missing. The thickness and width are greatest near the complete end. The material is micaceous, greenish grey with off-white or very pale grey streaks. Length 85mm. Thickness 13.5 - 17.8mm. Width 36 - 40.3mm. 12th - 15th century.
Created on: Sunday 15th March 2015
Last updated: Sunday 15th March 2015
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Record ID: SF-30F879
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable fragment of an Iron Age or early Roman puddingstone quern. Only a small chunk, bearing breaks on all faces, survives. Puddingstone is distinctive conglomerate containing rounded red flint pebbles within a siliceous matrix, the main sources of which lie in Hertfordshire. Research carried out by Major in Essex suggests that puddingstone rotary querns were produced here from at least 10 AD until around 160 AD and a similar chronology seems likely in Cambridgeshire (2004, 2-4). Length: 74.91mm, width: 65.36mm, thickness: 56.96mm
Created on: Friday 13th March 2015
Last updated: Thursday 19th March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isleham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-1CCF61
Object type: GEOLOGICAL SAMPLE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of quartz or quartzite of unknown date, possibly Mesolithic or Neolithic, about 9000 BC - 2200 BC, recovered because it is an exotic material. The fragment is an irregular chunk which has fractured into angular facets. It is 16.6mm long, 8.9mm wide and 8.7mm thick. 1.68g.
Created on: Thursday 12th March 2015
Last updated: Thursday 12th March 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-04F99C
Object type: GEOLOGICAL SAMPLE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of quartzite of unknown date, possible Mesolithic or Neolithic, about 9000 BC - 2200 BC, recovered because it is an exotic material. The fragment is an irregular chunk which has fractured into angular facets. It is 17.1mm long, 14.2mm wide and 9.2mm thick. 1.95g.
Created on: Wednesday 11th March 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 11th March 2015
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Record ID: LIN-EF9696
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete upper stone of a beehive quern. The upper half of the stone is damaged. The interior curves inwards from top to bottom. There is a handle slot low down on the side of the stone. Beehive querns are generally acknowledged as being a native form of rotary quern with a wide date range and a wide variety of forms. Dating is difficult but they seem to have originated in the 2nd century BC (Welfare, A.T., 1985, 'The milling stones' in Bidwell, P.T., The Roman Fort at Vindolanda at Chesterholm, Northumberland, Hist. Build. Monuments Comm. Archaeol. Rep. 1, 154-71) and persisited…
Created on: Tuesday 10th March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 10th March 2015
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Record ID: WILT-EE83DB
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A polished stone miniature adze of Neolithic to Bronze Age date (c. 3500 - 2200 BC). The adze measures 52.04mm in length, 13.03mm in width at the butt end, widening to 23.77mm at the blade end, is 10.92mm thick at the butt end, widening to 15.03mm thick in the body, before tapering to 1.33mm at the blade end. It weighs 27.30g. The adze is thick butted with an asymmetric profile. The butt is squared off and has been flattened. One face has been ground and polished flat with the blade end sharply facetted to create the edge. The opposite face is convex with facetted mesal sides and a sh…
Created on: Tuesday 10th March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 31st March 2015
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Record ID: NMS-8AC034
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a Rhineland lava quern of unknown date, all edges broken, one face tooled, thickness 29mm, weight 285g. Roman or Middle Saxon to medieval.
Created on: Thursday 5th March 2015
Last updated: Thursday 5th March 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SF-88BBE9
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and worn stone object, probably a whetstone or hone of uncertain date. It is formed from a very finely grained dark grey to black stone, and is square in section and rectangular in form. All surfaces show signs of extensive wear and corrosion, resulting in all corners being rounded and the surfaces slightly concave in places. Towards the old breaks there is what appears to be a single band or constriction running around the object. The entire object measures 31.54mm in length, 12.92mm in width, 11.30mm in thickness, and 9.18g in weight. This is probably a very worn stone…
Created on: Thursday 5th March 2015
Last updated: Friday 6th March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barking', grid reference and parish protected.


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