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Record ID: NMS-3E0685
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Late Saxon fine-grained stone spindle-whorl, pale grey with ferrous staining, globular with flattened poles, probably lathe-turned. A small flake was lost in antiquity from the side. Cf. examples from Thetford (Dallas 1993, 121, fig. 132, nos. 4 and 5). Diameter 30.7mm, thickness or height 21.8mm, hole diameter 11mm decreasing slightly to the centre, weight 25.5g, mid 9th - 11th century.
Created on: Friday 15th June 2018
Last updated: Friday 15th June 2018
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Record ID: LIN-2412E9
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
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Fragment of a Neolithic polished axe. The fragment is from the blade of the axe. The balde is crescentric and flares and curves at the base to form the narrow side of the axe. The blade edge is still rather sharp. The interior of the axe shows it is probably a Langale greenstone. The exterior has a light grey patina.
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sleaford area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-240774
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
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Fragment of a Neolithic polished axe. The fragment is from the body of the axe at one of its narrow sides. The fragment has a flat ledge measuring 8mm in width, with a small portion of the original side extending to one side. The other facets are smooth but irregular.
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sleaford area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-90B4CC
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
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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 rectangular in plan, profile and section. The whetstone is formed from a reddish grey, coarse grained grit/sandstone. The side surfaces show distinct bedding planes within the matrix. The edges and the tip are all worn with at least one distinct grinding sharpening surface is present. Whetstones are used for long periods in the agricultural landscape and a medieval or later date is preferred The stone is 83.2mm length, 40.1mm width, is 24.2mm t…
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-C8197A
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete whetstone of probable early-medieval date (c. AD 800 - 1100). Description: The whetstone is formed from a very fine-grained, sedimentary, mica-rich stone with distinct bedding planes. It is sub-trapezoidal in plan with tapering sides and is sub-rectangular in cross section. Both ends are broken, probably in antiquity. All sides are flat and three are very smooth. The fourth side is of a rougher texture with several lines scored across its surface, typical of those found on many whetstones and part of the sharpening process. Measurements: Length 58.67mm: Width 31.07mm: …
Created on: Wednesday 16th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-AC03FA
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
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A incomplete probable Beehive quern of Roman date (AD 43-200). The object is the upper half of a beehive quern. The stone is dome-shaped, with a fluted upper surface with a central circular perforating, to facilitate the attachment of this portion to the lower half of the quern. A section of the lower edge of the object is missing and there is no clear indication of the side perforation. This aspect my have been lost or obscured by the break. There are portions missing to the upper edge and the lower is heavily abraded. Unmalted grain would have been poured into the vertical perforati…
Created on: Tuesday 15th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 16th May 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-41BB73
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A complete ground or polished stone axehead of late Neolithic date, c. 3500 - 2300 BC. The axehead is sub-ovate in plan, narrower at the butt end with a fairly steep curve to the cutting edge. It has a pointed oval section. The butt end is damaged and worn. The axehead is 114.7mm long, 54.9 - 21.1mm wide, 30.5mm thick and weighs 267g.
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-86FE34
Object type: ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kirklees
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A dressed stone architectural fragment of probable Post Medieval date, about AD 1500 - 1800. It is probably part of a window surround. It is a roughly rectangular block of stone with bother smaller ends broken. There is an angled groove across one face, varying in depth from 10mm - 16mm, and 7mm wide. This probably housed a pane of glass, held in an iron attachment. There is iron corrosion in the base of the slot. The opposite face has a notch cut into the corner, making the block L shaped. The notch is 27mm deep and about 13mm deep. The faces of the stone all have longitudinal grooves…
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 1st May 2018
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Record ID: WILT-866D1E
Object type: TILE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Swindon
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Two cubes of stone which may be pieces of tessera type tile, possibly dating to the Roman period c AD 43-410. Both objects a crudely made cubes of stone. The patina of both is browny/yellowish cream. 1 - Weighs 26.15g and measures 26.17mm in length, 25mm in width and 22.04mm in thickness. 2 - Weighs 17.75g and measures 24.79mm in length, 24.4mm in width and 17.91mm in thickness.
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Castle Eaton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-5BAC8D
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete Polished stone Axehead of Neolithic date (3,350-2,100 BC). The lithic is a polished ingnious rock and is sub-triangular in in plan. The lithic is bi-convex in plan with a minor amount of bevelling to the left and right hand edges. The blade end is missing due to an abraded transverse break, possibly caused post-depositionally. The stone is dark grey in colour with a coarse grain. Length: 73.54mm, Width: 59.00mm, Thickness: 18.07mm, Weight: 85.8g.
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: LON-C8AF58
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A roughly spherical bead made from what appear to be natural chalk fossils, perhaps similar to coral. The bead has a roughly centrally drilled hole. Similar beads from the same site are SUR-D40483. Dimensions: diameter: 17.80mm; height: 15.88mm; weight: 5.61g In view of the proximity of an early medieval burial these may well be of Saxon origin. They were found scattered separately across a field.
Created on: Tuesday 10th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 30th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bromley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-36B0EE
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of whetstone of unknown date. Description: The object is made from a fine-grained, quartz-rich sandstone, is sub-rectangular in section and trapezoidal in plan, broken across both ends. There are several lines scored across one surface, typical of those found on many whetstones and part of the sharpening action. Measurements: Length78.51mm, width 48.29mm, thickness 23.89mm, weight 121g Discussion: 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 early post-medieval…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-A1DB34
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Perforated stone fragment of unknown date. The stone is a pure chalk, cream in colour, with a rough surface. The fragment is irregular in shape and appears to have been broken in half: one half of a circular perforation is apparent. This narrows from one side to the other, suggestion that it has been bored through from one side. It is uncertain whether the perforation is a result of natural or human processes. The finder believed this object to be part of a weight, possibly to do with thatching. It was found in an area with a great deal of early medieval finds and known Scandinavian se…
Created on: Tuesday 27th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th March 2018
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Record ID: CORN-1728DA
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Schist spindle whorl, circular in plan and biconical in profile with a central perforation that is 9 mm in diameter and 9 mm deep and slightly waisted in profile. The centre of the whorl is 9 mm in thickness and it tapers to a narrow edge which is on average about 4 mm thick. The schist is grey in colour with small specks of reflective mica and darker platy elongated minerals which could be hornblende or graphite as these are typical inclusions. The edges of the whorl have broken away through wear or damage, as the schist fractures along its planar layers. The surface is pitted and cra…
Created on: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st March 2018
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Record ID: WREX-FA01F8
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possible gaming piece or unfinished slate spindle whorl, of unknown date.The object is circular in plan with a small indentation at the centre on one side that appears to be the start of a drilled hole.The edges have clearly been carefully rubbed smooth. Diameter: 38.1mm; thickness: 5.7mm; weight: 15.3g
Created on: Monday 19th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-273AA4
Object type: POLISHER
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A brown quartzite water rolled cobble possible polisher or rubber of unknown date, but the date range could be Iron Age to Medieval (c. 800 BC - AD 1000). The object is an oval-ended pebble fragment with a flattened and highly polished edge. A similar example recorded on the PAS database is: NLM-FB075D. As Foreman (2015) states, the use of various erratic stones as improvised rubbers, polishers, grinders and sharpeners was common from Prehistory through to the end of the Early Medieval period. The overall dimensions are as follows: 35.31mm in length, 41.67mm in width, 17.73mm in th…
Created on: Friday 9th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th March 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-19779A
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fine grained compacted pale sandstone whetstone fragment. The remaining fragment is sub-rectangular and rounded on the unbroken face. There are four smooth surfaces worn on the unbroken face, and the object appears to have been used to sharpen small implements, such as knives. The object fits comfortably into the palm of the hand for the purpose of sharpening implements. The use of probable local stone for sharpening stones is characteristic of the period between the later Iron Age and the middle Saxon period. Other finds from the site would probably make a Roman or later date most l…
Created on: Thursday 8th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th March 2018
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Record ID: NLM-11BD2A
Object type: HAMMERSTONE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Brown fine-grained sandstone water-rolled cobble, hammerstone. An oval cobble with an ancient chip towards one end, subsequently smoothed by wave, water or erosive wind action. The narrower end bears a zone measuring c.50mm by c.40mm of tiny indentations which appear pale r and rougher than the rest of the surface. The finder credibly suggests this to result from the use of this object as a hard hammer to work flint, and the object was indeed reported along with a range of flint-working debris. As most of this accompanying material is ascribed a Late Mesolithic date, this seems apt he…
Created on: Thursday 8th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bracebridge Heath', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-FF0F8C
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Neolithic stone polished axehead. The axehead is made from brown coloured stone. There is a small segment chipped off at the end of the butt and the opposite end, where it would have been hafted, is very rough. The stone is noticabely darker one one side of the haft section than the other. The axe is oval in cross-section and the cutting edge is worn but still has a small point.
Created on: Wednesday 7th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th March 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-FDCD38
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Stone pendant whetstone of probable early medieval date (c. 800 - 1100 AD). The whetstone is a long rectangular cuboid in shape with a surface that has been worn smooth through use. A rectangular flat projection of stone extends from the top; this is perforated with a circular hole so that the object could be worn as a pendant. The whetstone is dark purple in colour. It is 52.55mm in length, 13.93mm in width and 6.87mm in thickness. It weighs 8.79g. Portable whetstones of this form were used in the Bronze Age as well as the early medieval and medieval periods. An early medieval date i…
Created on: Wednesday 7th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th March 2018
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