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Record ID: BERK-C8C6EE
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A damaged and incomplete stone axe of Neolithic date, probably a Group VI Langdale axe. The stone axe has been polished and is grey-green in colour. The axe is made from a fine-grained siliceous tuff, a sedimentary volcanic rock which was orignally deposited in water and is likely to be from the Great Langdale quarries in Cumbria. The axe is damaged, missing most of one side and some of the blade edge on both surfaces. The break may have occured during use, as it appears to originate from the blade end (Alison Roberts pers. comm). c. 4000-2351 BC.
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2016
Last updated: Friday 12th February 2016
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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: LEIC-9E774E
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lower Palaeolithic quartzite handaxe (probable), 70mm in length, 66mm in width and 35mm thick with a weight of over 100grams. The object is oval in form with a sub-triangular cross section with a reddish brown patina. Its flatter surface has some original surface intact with a few shallow removals. The other surface has semi abrupt removals creating a ridge down its centre with a slight point at each end. This object may be linked to a number of quartzite handaxes recorded by the PAS, for example WMID-49DD1B.
Created on: Thursday 28th January 2016
Last updated: Thursday 4th February 2016
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Record ID: LEIC-9E4D03
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Possible Neolithic stone axehead, 118mm in length, 41mm in width and 22mm thick with a weight of over 100grams. The object is sub-rectangular in form and has a pointed oval cross section with an orange-brown patina and granular appearance. It has one short end which is slightly wider than the other which thins to a point, probably forming an unfinished blade? the opposite end is rounded and thicker. The remainder of the surface is uneven and worn. We are informed that the stone has been identified as sarson.
Created on: Thursday 28th January 2016
Last updated: Thursday 4th February 2016
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Record ID: LEIC-9E13FD
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a Neolithic polished stone axehead, 69mm in length, 44mm in width and 24mm thick with a weight of 93.90grams. The object has a sub-rectangular form and a pointed oval cross section with an orange-brown patina and fine grained surface. The object has broken at both ends and what remains is the central portion of a steeply tapering polished axe with rounded surfaces.
Created on: Thursday 28th January 2016
Last updated: Friday 5th February 2016
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Record ID: LEIC-9DF855
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Neolithic polished stone axehead, 74mm in length, 36mm in width and 11mm thick with a weight of 41.73grams. The object has a roughly tapezoid form and a pointed oval cross section. It has an orange -brown patina and a fine grained surface. The object has rounded short ends and tapers slightly to a shallow rounded blade. It has very shallow curved surfaces and its un-facted edges have been quite damaged.
Created on: Thursday 28th January 2016
Last updated: Friday 5th February 2016
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Record ID: LEIC-9DE552
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Neolithic polished stone axehead, 106mm in length, 59mm in width and 25mm thick with a weight of over 100grams. The object has a sub-triangular form and a pointed oval cross section. It has an orange -brown patina and a fine grained surface with brown blotches of iron staining? The object has a small rounded short end and rounded surfaces with un-faceted edges, which taper out to a broad shallow, almost straight, blade edge.
Created on: Thursday 28th January 2016
Last updated: Friday 5th February 2016
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Record ID: ESS-CF6482
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Neolithic polished stone axehead, dating 4000-2350BC. The stone is medium grained and mid-light grey in colour with micaceous inclusions. It has a pointed oval section, tapering in width towards the butt end. The object tapers from about a quarter of the length down towards the blade edge. There is some damage at the butt end, revealing the rough texture of the original stone. The stone has been polished to form the current shape and texture. Dimensions: length: 120.30 mm; width: 57.82 mm; thickness: 33.32 mm; weight: 345g.
Created on: Monday 18th January 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 19th January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Edgfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-7C19A6
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Neolithic polished axehead, possibly of greenstone, dating 4000-2350 BC. The object is sub triangular in shape with an oval profile, though it appears that only the butt of the original axehead remains with a hackly fracture at one end. It is a fine grained stone with a mid-light grey green colour with dark reddish grey in places, possibly iron inclusion or staining. Axeheads such as this tend to date to the Neolithic period, with the closest parallels on the database being ESS-3CD931 and WILT-CC0D46. The stone is not particular common to the area but known to originat…
Created on: Thursday 14th January 2016
Last updated: Thursday 14th January 2016
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Record ID: CPAT-642D74
Object type: MORTAR (VESSEL)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A stone mortar, for domestic use in a higher-status dwelling and probably of medieval or early post-medieval date (Nigel Jones, CPAT, August 2015). It is about 9 inches tall and originally had 4 projections (two are broken off), one of those surviving has a groove on it that looks as if it was intended for pouring. It was used by the finder's mother for feeding chickens. Probably limestone (Finder, pers. comm., August 2015).
Created on: Wednesday 13th January 2016
Last updated: Monday 1st February 2016
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Record ID: PUBLIC-62D936
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete stone whetstone of uncertain date. The stone is oval in cross section and rectangular in plan with worn breaks at both terminals. The surface is scarred with small scratches along the length of the whetstone, possibly being evidence of usage. The stone is a mottled grey-brown in colour, with fine micaceous inclusions. The length is 86.11mm, the width is 29.15mm, the height is 14.94mm and it weighs 76.49g.
Created on: Wednesday 13th January 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 26th January 2016
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Record ID: NMS-BDC03B
Object type: MILLSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete, probably Roman lower millstone of hard sandstone, Millstone Grit. Almost all of the edge has been lost, with only 12cm length left. The upper face is slightly convex and tooled with eight or more sets of rather worn oblique furrows. The lower face is flat. Estimated diameter 470mm. Central hole oval (40 x 30mm) at top and round (diameter 50mm) on the underside. Thickness at the edge 80mm, at the centre 105mm.
Created on: Tuesday 5th January 2016
Last updated: Monday 8th February 2016
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Record ID: BH-A7AEE6
Object type: ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A carved piece of ornamental stonework, dating from the medieval to post-medieval periods and probably representing a moulded detail from a tomb or other ecclesiastical feature. The following description is by Chris Green: 'The object itself is very incomplete but appears to be part of an engaged half-column with moulding; the neat chiselled dressing looks unfinished. Part of a tomb or similar ???? , presumed medieval or later. I had a good look at this under the microscope, and showed it to Haydon Bailey (President Herts Geological Soc). It is a very coarse limestone largely formed …
Created on: Wednesday 23rd December 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St. Stephen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-444A56
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete, probably medieval hone stone, with one end missing. The thickness and width are greatest near the complete end where the cross-section is a parallelogram (38 x 29mm). At the broken end the cross-section is sub-rectangular (29 x 20mm). The material is micaceous and pale grey. Length 126mm. 12th - 15th century.
Created on: Friday 18th December 2015
Last updated: Friday 18th December 2015
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Record ID: CORN-423D5D
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete sandstone macehead or pebble hammer, semi-circular in plan and profile and ovate in section, showing the partial perforations from both surfaces. About half of the macehead remains, fracturing through the centre of the implement and exposing half of the shaft hole on either side. The shaft hole is semi-circular in plan and an 'hour-glass' shape in profile and has been drilled from both sides. This shape would have improved hafting, especially if the wooden haft was swollen once it was held in the centre. The shaft hole has not quite met in the middle which suggests that perh…
Created on: Friday 18th December 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd December 2015
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Record ID: CPAT-2DE692
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large, roughly triangular, flattish fragment of stone with a central hole. Probably a fragment of the upper stone of a rotary hand quern. A smaller hole on the outside edge is reminiscent of the socket for a wooden handle. Found in the Cwmddauddwr hills by the curator of Rhayader Museum in 1992. Only one photograph available for examination by CPAT staff - object confirmed as resembling a quern, but no grinding surface could be seen.
Created on: Thursday 17th December 2015
Last updated: Monday 1st February 2016
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Record ID: NMS-196DE7
Object type: SUNDIAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete rectangular block of Caen limestone with all of one face missing and with a mass or scratch type sundial engraved off-centre on another. Nine inconsistently placed radial hour lines are visible. The block measures 24.5 x >14.7 x 13.3mm. Lime mortar remains on parts of three non-engraved faces. Very little of a fourth face is extant. Estimated diameter of dial 166mm. Gnomon hole diameter and depth 13 and 20mm. Dr John Davis of the Sundial Society has kindly noted that this example "is fairly standard and, judging by its crispness, likely to be 14th or 15th C. The delineat…
Created on: Wednesday 16th December 2015
Last updated: Monday 8th February 2016
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Record ID: LON-571CE3
Object type: MOULD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Post Medieval mould for lead cloth seal. This is a dark grey stone mould that has the beginnings of a mould for lead cloth seals carved into it. However, the mould has broken during the drilling of the hole for the rivet of the seal, splitting the end off and been discarded. The mould is therefore incomplete without the adjoining tab that would have connected the ring and the rivet. The backing for the rivet has been marked out but not carved in yet and toolmarks are visible on the completed ring mould. The mould is rectangular in shape with a jagged break at one end. The u…
Created on: Monday 7th December 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 27th January 2016
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Record ID: LON-569E56
Object type: MOULD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Medieval- Post Medieval lead token mould. Rectangular stone mould with three token moulds carved on to it with a central channel for the lead. The tokens are all circular in shape but have different designs for their obverse face. The first being a grid 4x3 then there is two lines bisected at a right angle by a single line and finally the last token is a crude star. The central channel that runs through the mould to allow the molten lead to flow into each token has also been utilised in the designs. Thus the central line of the star is part of the channel as is one of the tw…
Created on: Monday 7th December 2015
Last updated: Monday 14th December 2015
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