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Record ID: BH-6B3744
Object type: CARVED STONE
Broad period: MODERN
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A carved Serpentine stone cross souvenir dating to the late nineteenth or early twentieth century AD. The stone is based on the cross at Rosemorran in Gulval parish, Cornwall and was probably carved by Mr J E Drew of Penzance. The head of the cross is oval in shape and extends to a rectangular base. The cross is rectangular in section. The head of the cross possesses carved decoration comprising a human figure with arms outstretched. The underside of the cross is plain. Chisel marks are visible on both the underside and the sides of the cross. There is a small, circular piercing measu…
Created on: Tuesday 6th December 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th December 2016
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Record ID: YORYM-55A842
Object type: AXEHEAD ROUGHOUT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A stone Neolithic Langdale axehead roughout, dating to the period c.4000-c.2,350 BC. The axehead is an elongated oval in plan, but tapers to the butt end and has a squared cutting edge. It has an asymmertrical cross section, which broadly resembles a pointed oval with a pronounced curve to one hemisphere. Evidence of flaking is visible on both sides, and the surface has been smoothed either through post-depositional processes or as part of the object's fabrication. However, the axehead has not been finished as it has not been polished smooth. Gabriel Cooney inThe Oxford Handbook of Neo…
Created on: Monday 5th December 2016
Last updated: Monday 5th December 2016
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Record ID: LANCUM-9E4FAF
Object type: HAMMERSTONE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Blackburn with Darwen
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Smooth stone probably dating to the later prehistoric period 3500 to 800BC. Probably quartzite and is sub-oval in plan, lenticular in profile and in section. It may have been used as a hammerstones which are hard cobbles used to strike lithic flakes during the process of lithic reduction or crushing minerals. It may also be a rubbing stone used in the manufacture of hide or within a saddle quern to grind grain. The length is 150mm, the width is 140mm and the weight too heavy for scales.
Created on: Monday 14th November 2016
Last updated: Monday 14th November 2016
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Record ID: YORYM-05794A
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete stone perforated object, dating to from the Mesolithic to the Bronze Age (c.9,000-1,600 BC). The stone is broadly square in plan, but tapers slightly to a terminal with a worn break. A circular concave area is present on each side just before the break, resulting in the oval cross section narrowing at the centre. This suggests that the stone has been partially perforated. One indent has a dark brown patina on some areas. The other terminal is oval in cross section and also terminates in a worn break. Stuart Ogilvy (geologist) has looked at the stone and belives it is a si…
Created on: Monday 7th November 2016
Last updated: Monday 7th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Driffield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-5C5559
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, fine-grained sandstone whetstone of unknown date. The object is oval in section and sub-triangular in plan, tapering to a blunt point at one end. The object has broken across the opposite end and the remainder of the whetstone has been lost. 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 78.99mm in length and 33.58mm x 24.45mm in width. It weighs 71.28g.
Created on: Sunday 30th October 2016
Last updated: Monday 31st October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Skidbrooke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-24C7BA
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete fine-grained sandstone or siltstone whetstone, rectangular in plan, profile and section. One of the wider faces is smooth and might have been used to sharpen blades, and the opposite face with an ovate recess, 42 mm long, 38 mm wide and 4 mm deep, was perhaps used as an anvil for crushing limpets, nuts or smaller foodstuffs. The finder has also found references to prehistoric stones with similar indentations that have been used as anvils for knapping flint from the Iberian peninsula. There are deep grooves on the smooth face that have been caused by later damage, possibly fr…
Created on: Thursday 27th October 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 9th November 2016
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Record ID: YORYM-E160E3
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete whetstone, dating to the early Medieval to Medieval period (c.AD 700-1400). The object is broadly rectangular in plan, and triangular in cross section. It is dark brown in colour with very fine micaerous inclusions. A number of linear striations are present on all sides which reveal a light coloured stone underneath. It has a worn break at each terminal, and it is likely that it was pierced at one end and the break has exposed the aperture. It is likely that this hone would have been suspended around the neck by means of the hole at one terminal. Stuart Ogilvy (geologist…
Created on: Monday 24th October 2016
Last updated: Friday 4th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Driffield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-E091A8
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three fragments of possible whetstones, dating to the period c.AD 43-1700. Fragments 1 and 2 are possibly from the same artefact. It is not possible to suggest a narrower date range, however it should be noted that these fragments are all from a site with known Early Medieval activity. Fragment 1 is broadly trapezoidal in plan with a break along its narrowest and widest sides. This break extends into the body from the narrowest edge and therefore some of the surface is missing. The stone is buff in colour and Stuart Ogilvey (geologist) states that it is a fine grained, siliceous sands…
Created on: Monday 24th October 2016
Last updated: Friday 4th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Driffield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-DE2E6E
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Neolithic stone axehead, dating to the period c.3500 - 2100 BC. The axehead is lenticular in cross-section and semi-circular in plan, with a break along its straight edge. Therefore most of the body and the butt end are missing. It narrows in thickness towards the blade, which is now very worn and has pieces missing. Chips are also present in the stone along the broken edge. The axehead fragment measures 63.67mm in length, 40.92mm in width, 20.87mm in thickness at its broken end and weighs 82g. The axe is comprised of a grey-green fine-grained siliceous tuff - a sedim…
Created on: Monday 24th October 2016
Last updated: Friday 4th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Driffield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-8666A6
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a ground and polished stone hand axe of Neolithic date. The handaxe is broken at the cutting edge and at the butt end. The surface of the axe is granular but smooth with a distinct blue green hue. The type of stone has not been identified. The handaxe is broadly crescentic in cross section, with the outer surface convex and the inner concave. Grinding occurs after 4000 BC, so this axe is likely to have a date range of between 4000-2500 BC. Axes were ground using large stones used for the purpose. Grinding or polishing axes was a manfuacturing technique which produced…
Created on: Thursday 20th October 2016
Last updated: Thursday 20th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lyford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-4EBF20
Object type: BOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Stone object that has been engraved to use as a Roman merels board also called 'Nine Men's Morris'. The merels board has three squares, inside each other, and connected with four lines. The length is 160mm, the width is 100mm and the weight too heavy for scales. The Rules of Merels, or Nine Men's Morris: 1. At the start, one of the players has 9 white counters and the other has 9 black counters. 2. Take it in turns to place one of your counters on a dot on the board. 3. Try to get three counters in a row, all along one line (the diagonal doesn't count). If you get three in…
Created on: Monday 17th October 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 18th October 2016
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Record ID: NARC-49E186
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Stone sphere of Uncertain date. Across the circumference are faint striations, probably from being turned. The surface also has irregular pitting possibly cased post-depositionally. The purpose of the sphere is unclear. Made from limestone. Diameter: 34.96mm, Weight: 47.3g.
Created on: Monday 17th October 2016
Last updated: Monday 17th October 2016
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Record ID: FASAM-F55282
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An inscribed Roman stone stilus sharpener / whetstone. The stone is fine-grained green (slate?). The piece is 46.7mm long, 21.7mm wide and 8.2mm deep. There is a deep groove along the upper face where the stilus would be sharpened. The Latin inscription on the front face is: [M?]ΛNDΛCVS MATTΛVI which probably translates as 'Mandacus(?), son of Mattavus'. It is a possible Celtic / British name and patronym.
Created on: Thursday 13th October 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 25th October 2016
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Record ID: GAT-399207
Object type: CARVED STONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Rectangular stone block with a human face carved into one side. Height 270mm; Thickness 80mm; Width at Top 220mm; Width at Bottom 200mm.
Created on: Tuesday 4th October 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 7th December 2016
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Record ID: GAT-22C7BD
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Sub rectangular stone with a circular hole worn through the thicker end. Shaped with two protrusions at the thinner end, but both damaged in antiquity. The central hole is very cleanly drilled. The object has been handled regularly and is very smooth except on the damaged portions.
Created on: Monday 3rd October 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 7th December 2016
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Record ID: GAT-2277ED
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Disc spindle whorl, made of stone and damaged in antiquity in two places on the edge. The face with the most damage is characterised by dipping within the thickness of the edge, which has subsequently been handled and made smooth. The central hole is very cleanly drilled.
Created on: Monday 3rd October 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 7th December 2016
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Record ID: GAT-21FCD2
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Disc spindle whorl, made of stone, and damaged in one place on the edge. The face displaying the most damage has incised parallel lines radiating outwards from the central hole. Also on this face there is incised decoration which forms an uneven circle about halfway across the diameter. On the opposing face there are three radiating parallel incisions covering part of the face, whilst the remainder has been rubbed smooth, partially removing the decoration which consists of incised lines running across the diameter of the face.
Created on: Monday 3rd October 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 7th December 2016
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Record ID: NMS-E9E884
Object type: ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Very weathered shapeless piece of oolitic limestone, a stone of non-local origin and not a glacial erratic, building material and almost certianly medieval. No worked surface has survived. 130 x 60 x 40mm. Weight 318g. 13th - early 16th century.
Created on: Friday 30th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 30th September 2016
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Record ID: NLM-E288FF
Object type: PENCIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey stone pencil. A slate 'pencil' of probably milled stone, as would be used by schoolchildren in the later 19th and early 20th centuries. Rounded by wear at one end and broken at the other. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1850-1900. Length: 27.1mm, Diameter: 5.8mm, Weight: 1.74gms
Created on: Friday 30th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 30th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Caistor', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-E1ED34
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Stone hone. Grey fine-grained stone, possibly a greywacke, whetstone. Small personal or portable hone with an aperture of diameter 5.5mm, probably drilled from both sides, at one end. Both ends are rounded but the main part of the object has four sides which meet each other at crisp arises. Two opposed sides are dished by wear, while the others retain the curve of the original stone. The fashion for whetstones perforated for wear from a belt or girdle is a feature of the Later Saxon/Anglo-Scandinavian period. This object does not display the characteristics of the imported stones whic…
Created on: Friday 30th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 30th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Caistor', grid reference and parish protected.


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