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Record ID: LIN-B442B3
Object type: AMULET
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A probable Middle Saxon amulet made from a natural piece of fossilised coral. The fossil is oval in plan and also in section, measuring 92mm in length and 29mm in width. It weighs 179.12g. All sides of the fossil are rough, and all show a dense grouping of corralites. Columns are also visible on one side. The fossil is a Carboniferous colonial coral of the Lithostrotionidae family (Nudds 1980). It is ferruginised, and thus very heavy. Its origin is Derbyshire or Yorkshire, but it was found at Little Carlton, Lincolnshire. Plausably, its place of discovery could be explained by it havi…
Created on: Friday 29th July 2016
Last updated: Friday 29th July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Louth area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-0C32AC
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: North Yorkshire
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Flint flake from a blade prepared core of possible late Mesolithic to Bronze Age date. It appears to have been hit with a hard hammer (probably stone) at the base which has resulted in the fracture damage. It has fine damage around the edges, some of this could be post-depositional, but the natural more pointed tip has damage that suggests this may have been through use. Length: 30mm; width: 19mm; thickness: 8mm; weight: 5g
Created on: Thursday 21st July 2016
Last updated: Thursday 21st July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Tanfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-E7B47B
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
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Stone rubber. An irregular cobble of fine grained tan coloured compacted sandstone, smoothed by water which has exposed natural bedding planes, and probably also by use-wear and handling. One end is flattened and the form of this stone lends itself to a grip between thumb and forefinger if the flat face were to be used. This belongs to a series of improvised rubbers and smoothers whose currency was probably catholic, but which are especially associated with contexts dated to between the Later Iron Age and the Early Medieval period. A range of uses, for example as kitchen or dyestuff mu…
Created on: Thursday 7th July 2016
Last updated: Monday 11th July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Burton Salmon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-D7E322
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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A nearly complete hone or whetstone of undetermined date, probably Medieval or later but an earlier date should not be ruled out. The stone is angular, with five irregularly arranged facetted, flat edges. The stone is formed from a grey, coarse grained grit/sandstone. The side surfaces are coloured surface possibly due to burial conditions or being heated in a fire. The surfaces have fine scratches consistent with metal sharpening. One end has been abraded in the plough soil. The stone is 66mm long and 24mm wide, and 22mm high, it weighs 48.4g
Created on: Wednesday 6th July 2016
Last updated: Monday 11th July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Walford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-CECB3A
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete polished stone Axehead of Neolithic date (3450-2350 BC). The object is sub-rectangular in plan and tapers inward toward the butt and is sub-ovate is section with slightly flattened sides. The blade end tapers out to the sided and in along the blade edge. The object is the blade end of an axehead and terminates in a transverse break which has smoe chipping to the edges of the break. The object is a Langdale polished Axehead, called such due to the source of the raw material the axehead is made of. The Langdale tuff's in the Lake District are soft, volcanic deposits and po…
Created on: Wednesday 6th July 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 6th July 2016
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Record ID: WILT-CFF570
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
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A fragment (consisting of roughly one quarter) of the upper stone of a Roman stone rotary hand mill or quern dating to c. AD 43 - 410. The quern is slightly convex on the upper face, the lower is flat. It measures 149.90mm in length, 88.89mm in width and 31.6mm in thickness at the outside edge. The inside, perforated edge is 39.92mm thick and 62.39mm wide. The outer edge of the circumference quern is smooth through wear and contains black marks along the lower surviving edge.
Created on: Friday 24th June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 7th July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Tytherley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-022B64
Object type: DISC
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Calderdale
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A sandstone disc of unknown age and function, possibly Post Medieval. The stone is fine grained and speckled with mica. The faces are almost flat, making use of the natural banding in the stone. The edges have been chipped and ground to make the disc almost circular. It is 49.6mm diameter, 14.3mm thick and weighs 51.5g. There are similar published examples in Roman Castleford (1998, Cool and Philo) which are interpreted as counters for board games, even given the large size of some, comparable to this example (up to 80mm diameter). Cool and Philo draw comparisons with ceramic and ston…
Created on: Tuesday 14th June 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-021DD1
Object type: DISC
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sandstone disc of unknown age and function, possibly Post Medieval. The stone is fine grained and speckled with mica. The faces are almost flat, making use of the natural banding in the stone. The edges have been chipped and ground to make the disc almost circular. It is 64.3mm diameter, 14mm thick and weighs 88g. There are similar published examples in Roman Castleford (1998, Cool and Philo) which are interpreted as counters for board games, even given the large size of some, comparable to this example (up to 80mm diameter). Cool and Philo draw comparisons with ceramic and stone di…
Created on: Tuesday 14th June 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-01D0B8
Object type: DISC
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Calderdale
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A sandstone disc of unknown age and function, possibly Post Medieval. The stone is fine grained and speckled with mica. The faces are almost flat, making use of the natural banding in the stone. The edges have been chipped and ground to make the disc almost circular. It is 55.9mm diameter, 11.8mm thick and weighs 50.3g. There are similar published examples in Roman Castleford (1998, Cool and Philo) which are interpreted as counters for board games, even given the large size of some, comparable to this example (up to 80mm diameter). Cool and Philo draw comparisons with ceramic and ston…
Created on: Tuesday 14th June 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2016
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Record ID: WMID-00821D
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete stone flat or discoidal spindle whorl, of probably the Roman to Post Medieval period dating from c. AD 43 - c. AD 1650. The spindle whorl is broadly triangular in plan and rectangular in cross section. The central hole is circular in shape and has been drilled slightly off central, from both sides. The internal diameter of the hole measures 8.5 mm wide. Both the upper and lower faces are flat. There are scratch marks on the surface of both sides of the object, it is difficult to see whether these form intentional decoration on the object or represents post depositional dama…
Created on: Thursday 2nd June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 30th June 2016
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Record ID: NLM-D66B2E
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fine grained moderately compacted pale sandstone whetstone fragment. A square section fragment from a longer and slightly tapering hone with all four of its flat sides smoothed by wear. Both ends lost. The use of probably local stone for sharpening stones is characteristic of the period between the later Iron Age and the Middle Saxon period. The neat and regular finish would probably make a Roman or later date most likely. Suggested date: Unknown, 43-850. Length: 48.8mm, Width: 27.4mm, Thickness: 26.5mm, Weight: 50.64gms
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-6D2E8B
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Ferruginous limestone probable whetstone fragment. Stone shaped like an oversized finger with one markedly smoothed broad surface which is lightly dished by wear and lightly scored by diagonal and transverse grooves suggestive of the sharpening of pointed pins or needles. Limited patches of wear have also partially smoothed the opposite face. Broken raggedly at its wider end. The use of a relatively local stone is likely, which is characteristic of hones of the Later Iron Age to Early Medieval periods. Accompanying material tends to point to the later part of this date-range. Suggested…
Created on: Thursday 26th May 2016
Last updated: Thursday 26th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-6D1CB4
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fine grained compacted sandstone whetstone fragment. A rectangular section fragment probably from the middle of a whetstone, possibly of hog-backed formAll the faces save for the broken ends are smoothed by wear. Two faces meeting at an obtuse angle are likely to mark the top of the whetstone, and a dished face opposite these faces its most heavily used and worn face. The selection of a local [to northern Britain] rather than an imported stone may suggest a pre-Viking date. The hog-backed form in such stones occurs amongst early medieval finds at Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire (For…
Created on: Thursday 26th May 2016
Last updated: Thursday 26th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-C5818B
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Dark grey dense fine grained and layered stone: whetstone fragment. A thin bar with rounded slightly convergent edges and broad flat sides, both smoothed by wear and randomly scratched on one side, broken at both its ends. The width should probably suggest use in a kitchen or workshop, and the thickness may suggest heavy use leading to thinning and eventual breakage of the object. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1700-1900. Length: 26.9mm, Width: 48.9mm, Thickness: 8.1mm, Weight: 25.80gms.
Created on: Wednesday 18th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 18th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haxey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-9D6101
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sub-spherical stone with worn, smooth areas, suggesting use as a whetstone or hone stone of uncertain date. The object is a sub-spherical pebble of arenaceous well-consolidated sandstone with little non-siliceous material (pers.comm. Robert Masheder, West Yorkshire Ecology). Most of the surface is rough and pitted, but one circular area has been worn almost smooth and flattened, and the opposite face has a convex strip of very well-worn, smoothed or polished surface. The stone was probably used as a gridstone, polisher, smoother, hone, or whetstone, but cannot be safely dated without…
Created on: Monday 16th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2016
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Record ID: LEIC-48C9DE
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
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Neolithic polished stone axe fragment, 51mm long, 44mm wide and 14mm thick with a weight of 37.47grams. The fragment represents part of the blade end of an axe, but is very damaged with little original surface remaining. It has part of the curved blade which merges into the adjoining facetted edge, which has a thin angular face butting up to the rounded surface. The axe appears to be Langdale slate (fine grained tuff), so it could be part of a group VI axe.
Created on: Thursday 12th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 1st June 2016
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Record ID: LIN-CA6276
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Neolithic polished stone axehead (c.4000-2351BC). The axe is probably a Group VI axe from Langdale, Cumbria. The axe is sub-rectangular in plan and measures 94.95mm in length. It tapers from 46.71mm at the blade end to 23.02mm at the butt, and is 21.3mm in thickness. The axe weighs 130.78g. The blade and butt ends are rounded both in plan and in section, the blade end having lost its sharpness in antiquity. A small chip - presumably having occured in more recent times - is visible at one edge of the blade. This exposes mid-dark green interior. The axe is oval in section with sides t…
Created on: Friday 6th May 2016
Last updated: Monday 9th May 2016
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Record ID: DENO-B69D3A
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Derbyshire
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A stone Iron Age 'pillar stone' or stele dating to the third to first centuries BC. The pillar stone is broadly square in cross-section with slightly rounded corners. It tapers slightly towards its rounded top. The bottom surface of the pillar stone is covered with rectangular grids of small holes. The top half/third of the side faces are decorated with a continuous but irregular pattern of horizontal grooves, occasionally broken with a vertical groove or terminating altogether. Each face is decorated with a different set of carvings. Face 1 is decorated with a rectangular panel with …
Created on: Thursday 5th May 2016
Last updated: Friday 3rd June 2016
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Record ID: DENO-B64C1D
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A stone head, probably dating to the medieval to post-medieval periods (AD c.1066-c.1700). The head is quite rectangular in shape and roughly D-shaped in cross-section. It has crudely carved features, including a slightly concave face, lentoid eyes, pronounced brows, a rectangular nose and a slightly protruding upper lip. Around the top of the head is a slightly raised rectangular area, incised with wavy grooves, that either represents hair or a hat. This hair or hat does not cover the top of the head, which is left bald. On each side of the head is a D-shaped depression representing a…
Created on: Thursday 5th May 2016
Last updated: Thursday 9th June 2016
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Record ID: DENO-B52638
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete stone head, probably dating to the late-Iron Age to early-Roman period (c.100 BC-AD c.100), but possibly 19th century. It is missing fragments from its sides. The head has some features which are common on Iron Age heads. These include the lentoid eyes, triangular nose and flat face with a blank expression on it. The head has a bushy but short beard and mosutache. Also notable are the 'radiates' around the top and sides of the face which may represent brushed back hair. The head also appears to wear a large headdress which covers the entire top and back of the head. The…
Created on: Thursday 5th May 2016
Last updated: Friday 3rd June 2016
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