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Record ID: IOW-DAE207
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a rotary quernstone of possible Roman date (AD 43-409). This object has not been seen by the FLO. The finder comments that it is not an Island stone and may be Devonian Old Red Sandstone. The drawing has been provided by the finder. A surface find in ploughsoil. Awaiting delivery of quern for detailed recording and GPS location.
Created on: Wednesday 26th August 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 26th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-4437B0
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Sandstone whetstone fragment. Very slightly tapered cylindrical stone object, flat at its broader end and broken at the other. The sides are lightly dished and facetted by wear. The use of various stones for sharpening, either commercially imported or, more usually in this region, collected from local drift deposits, was especially characteristic of the Romano-British and Anglo-Saxon periods. Contact with Scandinavia introduced phyllite and schist hones which would dominate the market for hone stones until the later Middle Ages. Suggested date: Unknown, Roman to Early Medieval, 43-850.…
Created on: Wednesday 19th August 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 19th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-C98A04
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Variegated buff to grey stone polished axe fragment. The front part and cutting edge from a polished stone axe; possibly of Group 6 from Langdale, Cumbria, though Group 6 axes are more frequently a grey-green colour. The object is finely finished with a still-sharp cutting edge. A dished zone adjacent to the edge may represent either damage in antiquity or a slight irregularity of the stone noted before the axe was completed, and has been smoothed by polishing. The axe has broken at the end of the cutting edge, where it was weakened by internal holes and flaws within the stone. It is p…
Created on: Thursday 13th August 2015
Last updated: Friday 14th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alkborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-B67A58
Object type: LINEN SMOOTHER
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A stone possible linen smoother of uncertain date. The artefact is a large pebble which has been ground or polished flat to make it cuboid. One surface is highly polished and a darker red colour than the rest of the stone which is a matte dark brown-red with veins of a darker mineral running through it. The object measures 61.34mm in height, 54.68mm in width, is 55.16mm thick and weighs 240g.
Created on: Wednesday 12th August 2015
Last updated: Thursday 20th August 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: DENO-33AE98
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A stone post-medieval cannon ball probably dating to the sieges of Newark during the English Civil War (AD 1644-1646). Overall, the cannon ball measures 105mm in diameter. The cannon ball is spherical and has a lozengeform perforation in its surface. The stone has quartz and other inclusions.
Created on: Thursday 6th August 2015
Last updated: Thursday 6th August 2015
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Record ID: DENO-32D931
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A stone post-medieval cannon ball probably dating to the sieges of Newark during the English Civil War (AD 1644-1646). Overall, the cannon ball measures 72.61mm in diameter. The cannon ball is broadly spherical, though slightly misshapen.
Created on: Thursday 6th August 2015
Last updated: Thursday 6th August 2015
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Record ID: BERK-B8BBAC
Object type: MOULD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable medieval or post-medieval stone mould, for making disc-like object, probably tokens. The mould is made of a lightweight stone, probably chalk and has been roughly shaped into disc with a flattened edge on one side. This flattened edge is where the top of the mould is; a small V-shaped indentation would have allowed molten metal, possibly lead, to be poured into the mould. Beneath this channel is a sub-circular hollow, the pattern for the token. Although there appears to be raised sections in the pattern it is not clear if this is the result of wear or if this is the remains …
Created on: Friday 31st July 2015
Last updated: Friday 31st July 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-761EB7
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a Medieval stone sculpture of an unidentified secular figure probably dating to c.AD 1320-1450. The fragment consists of the upper torso and shows the figure with their right arm bent forward at the elbow and lost and wearing a tunic and mantle. Traces of red paint colour survive on the mantle. The tunic has a fairly deeply indented trapezoid neckline and is quite full with folds running down the body and is possibly a green-brown colour, darker than the skin above. The mantle is draped over the shoulders and across the body in wide diagonal folds at the waist. Above the wa…
Created on: Tuesday 28th July 2015
Last updated: Thursday 30th July 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMS-8D3563
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete honestone undated but probably ancient, one end missing, of rectangular cross-section tapering slightly to sub-triangular terminal. There is a drilled perforation at the broken end, with a slightlblind hole on one face near the edge where the position has been adjusted. The unidentified stone is very smooth, fine-grained and dark grey/black. Extant length 57mm. Width 10mm. Thickness 8mm. Weight 10.02g.
Created on: Friday 17th July 2015
Last updated: Friday 17th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hilborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-776B49
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fine grained dense grey stone, possible rubber or whetstone. Flat-sided oval ended river-washed pebble; one end chipped. The surface is possibly smoothed by wear overall. The form is probably natural and the stone derived from glacial drift. This might have been used as an improvised polisher for organic materials, including textiles, or alternatively as a whetstone. The use of adventitiously recovered stones for such functions is especially characteristic of the Anglo-Saxon period, sandwiched as it is between eras characterised by more systematic exploitation and marketing of stones a…
Created on: Thursday 16th July 2015
Last updated: Thursday 16th July 2015
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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
Spatial data recorded.


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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
Spatial data recorded.


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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
Spatial data recorded.


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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: CORN-C80DEA
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Polished stone axe head, sub-rectangular in plan and lozenge-shaped in profile and section. The edge of the blade has several flakes that hace been taken off of it, probably through damage rather than use, as polished axes like this example may have been for more ceremonial use. There are more recent scratches and gashes in the polished surface which are most likely caused by plough damage or since the axe has been removed from its context. The axe head would have originally been hafted and held in an organic haft or handle, which has since perished. The axe is grey-green in colour and…
Created on: Monday 1st June 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 14th July 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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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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