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Record ID: LON-7A0264
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Neolithic polished greenstone axehead, 4000-2000BC. The axehead is in a hard greenstone, dark brown-green in colour with a band of lighter green running through it. This is a type of stone formed of compressed volcanic ash and has similar knapping qualities to flint (see HESH-17B4B1 for more details). The surface has been polished though some shallow hollows remain from the original shaping. The blade end of the axehead is missing, the object having broken at approximately 3 quarters of the length. It is biconvex in section with an assymetrical horizontal profile, the upper …
Created on: Wednesday 20th April 2016
Last updated: Thursday 21st April 2016
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Record ID: ESS-634051
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of whetstone of uncertain date. The object is roughly rectangular in shape with breaks at both ends. There are traces of use on one side and one edge, indicated by a series of diagonally scored lines. The object is a mid-dark grey in colour. Although the function of the object is quite clear, due to its incomplete state it is difficult to give it an accurate date, though is likely to be Medieval or later (AD1100-1800). Dimensions: length: 43.29 mm; width: 8.77 mm; thickness: 4.28 mm; weight: 3.47g.
Created on: Tuesday 19th April 2016
Last updated: Monday 25th April 2016
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Record ID: LIN-5F9A8D
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A damaged and incomplete polished stone axe of Neolithic date, probably a Group VI Langdale axe. The axe is damaged, apparently having a large concave fracture along one side. The blade edge appears to be worn. Another concave fracture is present at the butt. The surface of the axe has a green-grey patina. The axe probably dates. c. 4000-2351 BC.
Created on: Tuesday 19th April 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 19th April 2016
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Record ID: LVPL-79EA4E
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A carved stone head, often loosely referred to as a 'Celtic' head. 'Celtic' heads are found in some numbers in Britain, the great majority of which, including this one, are un-dateable. The head is carved from sandstone. The head has an elongated oval flat face with recessed lentoid eyes. The nose is long and narrow with flared nostrils. The raised full lips are lentoid and slightly downturned with a central horizontal groove in the centre. A curved groove separates the face from the head of the object where the hairline would be. The rear of the head slopes downwards before rounding …
Created on: Friday 8th April 2016
Last updated: Friday 8th April 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Little Bollington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-36A859
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of stone, which has divided specialist opinion. It is not possible to confirm that this piece of stone is definitely an artefact and at least one specialist considers it to be a water smoothed pebble of igneous stone, possible glacial erratic pebble from boulder clay deposits, that has a plough struck spall removed from one side. Other specialists feel that this could possibly have been an axehead, probably dating to 2000-1500BC. Alternatively speculation as to whether it is a Palaeolithic handaxe has been muted. Both suggestions agree that it is not possible to determine th…
Created on: Tuesday 5th April 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 27th April 2016
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Record ID: WAW-281327
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Neolithic to early Bronze Age (c. 4000 to 1000BC) scraper: The scraper appears to be knapped from a secondary flake which has a small patch of cortex on the dorsal surface. The scraper is knapped from a mid green and brown coloured chert. The dorsal surface has three scars and has abrupt retouch occurring on the distal end. The ventral surface has a small bulb of percussion, but no conchoidal ripples. The scraper, measures 20.36mm long, 25.85mm wide and 8.29mm thick. It weighs 3.92g. The scraper is probably a thumbnail scraper dates to the Neolithic or early Bronze Age periods, c. 400…
Created on: Monday 4th April 2016
Last updated: Monday 4th April 2016
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Record ID: NLM-2725D3
Object type: ROTARY QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fine grained compacted Sandstone, probable rotary quern fragment. A small chunk probably broken from the top stone. One side is smoothed and dished by wear. The other side bears faint traces of probably radial parallel grooves. Two edges are angled, which may suggest that on at least one side this object comes from the edge of a feed hole into which grain would be poured as the quern was in use. As the angling - on both the sides where it appears - would presuppose the stone to be the upper stone of a pair, it suggests that the quern was ?subsequently inverted to permit the now-worn si…
Created on: Monday 4th April 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 5th April 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-BDD36B
Object type: ROOF TILE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two fragments of Collyweston-type limestone roof tile, one laminated, of uncertain date, either Roman or medieval. Thickness 16.5mm. Weight 190g.
Created on: Wednesday 30th March 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 30th March 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-2DD718
Object type: KILN FURNITURE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A group of 14 pieces of probable kiln furniture or base. The pieces are mainly of stone which displays evidence of heating and they have greater or lesser deposits of glaze and/or slag like material adhering to them. At least 2 pieces are distorted and over fired pieces of ceramic, probably wasters. The glaze is purple, through green, to yellow and suggests a Medieval or Post Medieval date. The slag like deposits have a bubbly texture, and pieces of quartz and sad adhere to both the glaze and slag-like material. The ceramic fragments are grey throughout and very hard. The sizes of the …
Created on: Friday 11th March 2016
Last updated: Friday 11th March 2016
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Record ID: LIN-047423
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A late Neolithic or early Bronze Age shafthole implement dating to the period c.2100 - 1500 BC. The axe was originally elongated in plan, tapering from the central shafthole to either end. Only one half of the axe survives, being broken on both sides along its thinnest part either side of the shafthole. The axe is sub-rectangular in section. The surface is smooth, and the butt displays a moderate amount of wear. The stone is mottled green, grey, and orange, and on one face a large patch of iron-coloured deposit is visible. The classification of this item is somewhat problematic. It ap…
Created on: Wednesday 9th March 2016
Last updated: Monday 14th March 2016
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Record ID: LEIC-848962
Object type: GRAVE MARKER
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval?? stone grave marker. 190mm long, 120mm wide and 70mm thick. The object has a roughly rectangular form and semi circular cross section. The left side (as photographed) is quite rectangular and the object slopes across its face to a more rounded and shallower right side. It has a flat and plain reverse and its upper and lower edges are damaged or roughly hewn. In the centre of its face is a carved cross with a v shaped recess. The most obvious use for such an object would be as a grave marker.
Created on: Thursday 3rd March 2016
Last updated: Friday 4th March 2016
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Record ID: KENT-5E8DDA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver early-medieval penny of Edward the Confessor dating to the period AD 1044 - 1046. Small cross pattée on reverse. Mint of Chester, moneyer Ælfsige. Cf. North, Vol. I, p. 140, no. 816. Measurements: 17.68mm in diameter, 0.99mm thick and 1.04g in weight.
Created on: Thursday 18th February 2016
Last updated: Thursday 25th February 2016
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Record ID: SOM-49A4F1
Object type: GRAVESTONE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A late medieval or post medieval stone fragment, probably from a reused gravestone or grave marker dating to the period c. AD 1450 - 1700. The fragment is broadly triangular in plan with one curved edge. It is D-shaped in cross-section. The reverse and the sides exhibit evidence of tool marks and re-working. The obverse exhibits traces of an inscription, which is now incomplete and reads: [...//...// I]. Next to the inscription is a carved design in relief consisting of the sun with five pointed beams remaining carved in relief around a central circular recess bordered by a circular gr…
Created on: Wednesday 17th February 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 17th February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Churchill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-3156E8
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of lava rotary quern, possibly Roman in date. This type of circular lava quern was imported into Britain from the Roman period to the 13th century and so it is difficult to provide a more specific date for the object. The fragment is trangular in plan, the upper surface has a series of parallel lines carved into it to provide the grinding surface, each of the ridges is approximately 4-5mm wide and separated by a groove of 3-4mm. This fragment preserves the curving edge of the quern. In section the underside of the quern tapers towards the middle, though the underside is rough …
Created on: Tuesday 16th February 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 5th April 2016
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Record ID: LON-1F445E
Object type: MORTAR (VESSEL)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of Medieval, 13th-16th century, shelly limestone mortar or lamp, AD.1200-1600. This fragment is from the rim of the object and features a carved rib of decoration running down the wall of the vessel. The top of the rim is flat and smooth, this polished area extends to a band on the inside of the rim 30.91mm wide. The rest of the internal surface is deliberately rough to provide a grinding surface. The exterior is relatively smooth though not as polished as the internal band. The decorative rib begins at the rim, 61.74mm wide, narrows to 39.39mm, before flaring to 79.72mm, at t…
Created on: Monday 15th February 2016
Last updated: Monday 22nd February 2016
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Record ID: LIN-B69761
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Medieval whetstone, dating to the period c.AD 410-1066. The whetstone is rectangular in cross-section and broadly rectangular in plan. One terminal is faceted, creating a flat-topped rectangular pyramid. The other terminal is angled to an off centre rounded point. An aperture for suspension measuring 4.5mm is present towards the faceted terminal. The stone is grey-brown in colour, with micaceous inclusions. A grooved scar is present on one face. The whetstone measures 146.25mm in length, 30.38mm in width and 22.57mm in at its thickest. Cf. LIN-3D5C6E
Created on: Wednesday 10th February 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 24th February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Lindsey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-B672B0
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early Medieval whetstone, dating to the period c.AD 410-1066. The whetstone is rectangular in cross-section and broadly rectangular in plan with worn breaks at both terminals. It tapers slightly towards one terminal, and decreases in thickness towards both terminals. The stone is dark grey in colour, with micaceous inclusions. A scar is present on each face and along one edge as well as towards one terminal. These reveal a lighter green-grey stone. The whetstone measures 83.85mm in length, 24mm in width, 11.22mm in at its thickest and weighs 44.62g.
Created on: Wednesday 10th February 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 17th February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Lindsey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-3825F8
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete whetstone or hone of unknown date. The stone is rectangular in plan and cross-section. One end is rounded with a slightly off-centre circular suspension hole 10.14 mm from the edge. The other end is missing, with a rough worn and uneven break. The other surfaces are smooth, although there are some deep cut marks near the break. Whetstones such as this were probably used for re-sharpening blades of knives, scythes, axes and other tools. Whetstones are known from the Roman period onwards, however without decoration or context it is difficult to assign a defined date range…
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2016
Last updated: Thursday 11th February 2016
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Record ID: LON-0C2D4E
Object type: MOSAIC
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of Roman mosaic flooring consisting of 4 joined tesserae, AD.50-410. The tessera are irregular cuboids in shape and made from Marble or hard limestone. They are pale cream/white in colour and connected by a hard whitish mortar. The upper surface of the floor is worn smooth through use while the lower remains sharper. The fragment is roughtly square with a small inset in one corner where a stone is missing. Length: 35.07mmHeight: 29.55mmWidth: 39.97mmWeight: 79.27g
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2016
Last updated: Friday 5th February 2016
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Record ID: CPAT-B944C6
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wrexham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Stone ball approximately 140mm in diameter and weighing around 5lbs (2268g). Pecked appearance, very odd stone, grey with lots of white flecking. Not a local stone. It is too heavy for compressed tarmac I think and too well compressed. Found by a workman building a new prison on the site of a former munitions factory. It was apparently found about 1 metre deep in some very black soil below the more modern brick buildings. The same man also has 2 complete stones and 3 halves, one sounds like its made of iron because he describes casting flanges. (Steve Grenter, WCBC, March 2015). Alte…
Created on: Friday 29th January 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 19th April 2016
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