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Record ID: IOW-ED8234
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete post-Medieval silver penny of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), minted at London. Initial marks: cross-crosslet/cross-crosslet, 1560-1561 (North 1991: 133, ref: 1988). Obverse: E·D·G·ROSA·SINE·SPINA (A rose without thorns); Crowned bust left. Reverse: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON; Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription. Diameter: 13.0mm. Weight: 0.44g. DA=12:6. North, J.J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.
Created on: Sunday 17th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-BD3717
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of whetstone or hone of probable early-medieval to medieval date (AD 700-1500). The whetstone has been manufactured from very fine-grained, blue-grey stone. It is a pointed oval in plan and sub-triangular in section. it is broken at both ends. The outer surfaces are very smooth with flat facets, probably as a result of the blade-sharpening process.
Created on: Friday 15th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Skidbrooke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-AD7E16
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a fine-grained, sandstone whetstone of uncertain date. The object is sub-rectangular in section and sub-rectangular in plan, broken across both ends. The sides are slightly dished and all surfaces are worn smooth. The location and associated finds suggest an early-medieval to medieval date.
Created on: Thursday 14th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Skidbrooke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-AD162C
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of whetstone or hone of probable Roman date. The whetstone has been manufactured from very fine-grained, blue-grey mudstone, similar to the Jurassic rocks found on the coast of North Yorkshire. It is sub-rectagular in plan and section. It is broken down its length from being struck and shearing down a natural bedding plane. The damage, however, shows the very fine internal structure of the stone. The outer surfaces are very smooth with flat facets, probably as a result of the blade-sharpening process. There are various cut marks with triangular-shaped sections that suggest t…
Created on: Thursday 14th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fulstow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-94CED5
Object type: GRINDSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A quartzite beach cobble utilised as a grindstone, of probable Prehistoric date. The cobble is most likely from the Salcombe pebble beds, deriving ultimately from the permian river systems of Normandy. The cobble has an oval plan and cross section, but is truncated, forming a well-worn oval facet at one end, exhibiting some battering damage as well as one edge being slightly bevelled through use. It is otherwise unmodified with the exeption of further, far less pronounced, wear-related facets to either side of the cobble, as well as shallow depressions at the centre of each face. All s…
Created on: Wednesday 13th September 2017
Last updated: Friday 15th September 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-30CABC
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a whetstone of unknown date. It is made from a very fine-grained, banded sedementary rock with a high inclusion of mica crystals. The object is sub-square in section and a tapering rectangle in plan, broken across the wider end. Dating of whetstones is difficult as they were used from the later Iron Age to modern times. The location and associated finds suggest an early-medieval to medieval date. The object is 89.76mm in length and 31.1mm in width. It weighs 218g.
Created on: Friday 8th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Skidbrooke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-040757
Object type: HAMMERSTONE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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A greywacke pebble hammer or 'limpet scoop', 137 mm long, 50 mm maximum width and 24 mm thick, weighing 217.65 g. A rounded trapezoid in plan, an elongated rectangle in profile and oval in section. There are two linear fissures on one face of the pebble but these appear to be natural; several small linear scratches appear to be recent, possibly the result of plough damage. The narrow end has been damaged by percussion, suggesting that the pebble has been used as a hammer. Bevelled pebble tools of this type have been found at various locations in Cornwall, such as at North Cliffs (Andy …
Created on: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th September 2017
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Record ID: NLM-FEC0CD
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North East Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Compacted Sandstone water rolled cobble, probable whetstone; a sparkling surface indicates the presence of mica or other abrasive constituents in a sandy matrix, and hence suitability as a sharpening stone. This large sub-triangular flat-sided stone has one large flat surface smoothed and dished by wear. Other surfaces are unmodified, though scratches from plough strike appear on all. The use of improvised hones is characteristic of a long period from later Prehistory to the Viking Age. A rock of this size might be used to sharpen large tools such as a scythe or spade iron. It may have…
Created on: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Ravendale', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-804A3E
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North East Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey-green fine grained compact Sandstone, possible whetstone fragment, as kindly suggested by the finder. A small and probably water-rolled pebble of sub-rectangular section, possibly dished by wear on one of its wider flat faces, but with no other trace of utilisation. Rounded, probably naturally, at one end, and broken at the other; subsequently abraded. This may be a small or personal hone improvised from a chance discovery from glacial Drift. The use of varied improvised hones, rubbing stones and smoothers was common from later Prehistory to the Middle Saxon period. Suggested date…
Created on: Thursday 31st August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 31st August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Laceby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-800F98
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North East Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fine-grained compact grey possibly Sandstone with occasional sparkling flecks on its sides; whetstone, as kindly identified by the finder. The material has a superficial resemblance to the volcanic Greenstone used to make Neolithic group 6 axes, and specialist examination of the broken surface might determine whether such an axe may have been reworked and reused in this case. At all events, this is now a straight-sided bar-shaped hone of rectangular section, rounded at one end and broken at the other. All flat surfaces are lightly dished by wear towards the centre of the object; a face…
Created on: Thursday 31st August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 31st August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Laceby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-6E49A1
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete whetstone of uncertain date and of a fine, greywacke sandstone. Rectangular in plan and sub-rectangualr in profile, the fragment terminates in worn breaks at either end. Due to abrasion to either face of the stone, in profile the whetstone tapers from 19.3mm wide at one end to 13.7mm at the other, with the narrowing being pronouncedly concave at one end and becoming more gradual below. This is more prominent on one face than the other. Dimensions: length 50.5mm; width 21.8mm; thickness 19.3mm; weight 29.03g. Whetstones were in use from the Bronze Age onwards, and withou…
Created on: Wednesday 30th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
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Record ID: SOM-54B90D
Object type: ROOF TILE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete roof tile of probable Roman date. The Upper Triassic white lias tile has been perforated by a hole for a roof nail. It has broken across the perforation with half the hole visible on one edge. All the other edges are also old breaks with the possible exception of the right edge. The dimensions are thus minimums. Dimensions: 178mm by 110mm by 21mm Weight: 405g
Created on: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Martock CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-0027FD
Object type: PENCIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Slate pencil. A round section rod with chatter marks along a flattened facet, probably machined but worn smooth elsewhere; broken at both ends. This would be a typical item of schoolroom equipment from the later 19th century into the early 20th. Suggested date: Post-Medieval to Modern, 1875-1925. Length: 33.9mm, Diameter: 5mm, Weight: 1.70gms
Created on: Friday 25th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 25th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Walcot', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-C3EC38
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a Rhineland lava quern of unknown date, with a small part of the edge extant, one face tooled, diameter uncertain, thickness 47mm, weight 408g. Roman or Middle Saxon to medieval.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
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Record ID: HAMP-C1CFA9
Object type: MORTAR (VESSEL)
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a worked stone, possibly from a mortar or of an architectural nature. The stone is in the shape of an isoceles triagle in cross-section. One long edge is smooth and concave and tapers to a thinner end where it breaks. The other long edge is rough with a deep transverse cut forming a thick oval rim at the short end. The body is 29.1mm at its thickest point, and 12.1mm thick at its thinnest point, and the rim is 37.9mm thick. The fabric of the stone is a greyish, white colour. The stone is 96.6mm in length, 52.1mm wide, 57.3mm maximum thickness, and weighs 330g. A wide dat…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bishops Waltham (Civil Parish)', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-424732
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fine-grained, dark grey stone, oval-ended and broken at one end, of uncertain date. It has been used as a whetstone for sharpening blades. The stone is natural, not deliberately shaped, oval in section, thickening and widening to the broken end. The complete end is rounded. The top of the whetstone shows signs of brown 'polish' and has numerous shallow, linear grooves in the surface. The back is concave and rougher; it shows a couple of diagonal grooves but these may be natural wear. Whetstones are known to have been used from the Bronze Age onwards. The improvised use of various s…
Created on: Wednesday 16th August 2017
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
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Record ID: SOM-F369C6
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A stone spindle whorl of unknown date. The spindle whorl is 32.1mm in diameter, circular in plan. In profile it is bi-conical with a flattened top and bottom and distinct ridge around the centre. 18.6mm high. Both faces of the spindle whorl are flat and undecorated. A straight sided, circular perforation 5.9mm in diameter runs through, slightly off centre, for attachment to a wooden spindle. It weighs 22.77 grams. The stone is dark grey in colour with a distinct laminar structure, the softer layers of which have preferrentialy weathered. It has been identified by Dennis Parsons as a S…
Created on: Monday 31st July 2017
Last updated: Friday 4th August 2017
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Record ID: NLM-9B4225
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey green tuff polished axehead fragment. A small chip or spall from the cutting edge of a greenstone polished axehead, with more of the stone on one side of the edge than the other. A flat and polished facet one side of the fragment marks the limit of the cutting edge, and indicates that the axe head whence it derives had flattened upper and lower edges. Suggested date: Neolithic, 4000-2700 BC. Length: 23.7mm, Height: 23.2mm, Thickness (of this chip rather than the axe): 6.4mm, Weight: 5.57gms
Created on: Thursday 27th July 2017
Last updated: Thursday 27th July 2017
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Record ID: BERK-868474
Object type: STOUP (BASIN)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A holy water stoup made of an unidentifed stone and removed from its original location. The stoup weighs c. 25kg and measures 160mm high with the circular well in the centre being c. 270mm diameter (dimensions from the finder). The stoup is broadly oval in plan with two carved vertical 'handles' or linear projections on opposing ends, and what appears to be chevron-shaped carved decoration on one (possible both) sides. The stone has a reddish hue and is probably local. Holy water stoups are dated from the Medieval period and would have stood by the entrance to the church and contained …
Created on: Wednesday 26th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 26th July 2017
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Record ID: NMS-23E5CA
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a Rhineland lava quern of unknown date, with a small part of the edge extant, one face tooled, diameter c.430mm, thickness 34.5mm, weight 1.534kg. Roman or Middle Saxon to medieval. Found north of a footpath
Created on: Friday 21st July 2017
Last updated: Sunday 23rd July 2017
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