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Record ID: NARC-55E9DB
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete perforated stone hammer, or 'mace head' of Mesolithic to Neolithic date (9000-2200 BC). The object was originally been sub-ovate in plan, with a circular perforation with a typical hour glass shape. The upper and lower surfaces are convex, tapering towards a central edge. Approximately 50% of the object is missing due to a transverse fracture across the centre of the object. The retained face of the mace is worn and abraded and looks to have been caused by use rather than by post-depositional wear. The stone is a dark red-brown colour and is probably quartzite. The Br…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Kettering', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-DA2851
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One end of a rectangular sectioned whetstone and a non-joining end fragment which may or may not be from the same stone. The larger piece narrows and thins to a sharp point at the complete end. The smaller piece is triangular in section, probably due to the amount of wear on one face and worn to a flat edge with a rounded corner at the complete end. Fine grained non-micaceous rock. The larger fragment is 107.2 mm long, 38.9mm wide and 27.4mm thick it weighs 128.9 grams. The smaller is 42.6mm long, 31.8mm wide, 11.9mm thick and weighs 19.2g. While not diagnositic on their own these wer…
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-D9EF94
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One end of a rectangular and rectangular secetioned whet stone with a drilled circular hole through the remaining complete end. Fine grained non-micaceous rock formed and broken along distinct layers with flat sides, slightly rounded corners and edges and a slightly concave face, probably from use. The fragment is 49.0mm long, 33.7mm wide and 9.8mm thick it weighs 32 grams. While not diagnositic on its own it was found in a group of Roman material and is likely to be of that date although there is some late 18th century material also on the field.
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LON-D79394
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete stone Late Medieval or Post Medieval cannon ball dating between AD 1450-1750. Te diameter is 1.901 inches which makes it the correct size for a Falconet cannon. Falconets were invented in the late 15th century and were used throughout the 16th and 17th centuries. Other stone cannon balls on the database are LON-8C8719, SWYOR-09F4A2 and LON-E4B976. Dimensions: diameter: 48.2mm; weight: 144.58g.
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
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Record ID: WAW-9A8B77
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Age to Roman (possibly -200 to AD 400) probable re-used quern fragment: The stone is probably sandstone with fine to medium sized inclusions which are rounded, white and pink coloured. The base is a sub-trapezoid with broken and abraded edges. The base is worn flat and smooth. In section the quern is a sub semi-circle. On side face is also worn quite smooth, but has fine linear striations. This face is forms a right-angled to the base. The remaining surface of the possible quern is rough. It measures 62.94mm long, 74.66mm wide across the smooth side face and 38.72mm thick. It we…
Created on: Monday 13th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th November 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-979034
Object type: LINEN SMOOTHER
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Stone probable linen smoother. Fine compacted sandstone water-rolled pebble, collected, utilised and glossed by wear, more markedly on one side than the other. The size, fitted well to the hand, and the wear, resemble those characteristic of linen smoothers. These were made especially from glass in the Anglo-Scandinavian period, or from suitably fine-grained stones. They were used as rubbers to smooth linen in the later stages of its manufacture. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 850-1100. Diameter: 76mm, Thickness: 22.5mm, Weight: 192.87gms
Created on: Monday 13th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Market Rasen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-33479A
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Brown igneous stone; polished axe fragment. A large chip comprising about half the cutting edge and a short length of one side of a polished stone axe. The upper or lower edge is flattened, giving a facetted edge to a lentoid section. The other edges are broken unevenly with jagged fracture surfaces. The finder kindly suggests the brownish tint to be different from that of the commonly reported Langdale axes, though these can appear in a range of colours; the object would require thin section to clarify its geological origin. Suggested date: Neolithic, 4000-2350 BC. Length: 63.5mm, He…
Created on: Friday 27th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 30th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnetby le Wold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-DFD949
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Stockton-on-Tees
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A polished adze head, of unusual type and unknown origin. The polished adze or axe head is made of a dark grey-green, dense, probably volcanic, stone which has been ground and polished. The stone is possibly a type of greenstone called argillite, soft enough to shape yet durable in use.The object has an unusual profile, being quadrangular in shape with a wide, tapered flat form. There is a single curved bevel, the edge of which remains complete and sharp. The head tapers towards the 'pecked' butt which shows some damage, revealing the rough texture of the original stone. The object s…
Created on: Monday 23rd October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: WREX-DC5D73
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possible Iron Age carved stone head.The head is carved from a single piece of limestone with a high quantity of shelly material within it.The face is tilted slightly to the left.It has distinctive lentoid eyes and a large wedge-shaped nose with a very simple slit mouth.The ears are also very simply carved.The back of the head is very smooth, although there appears to have been some attempt to create some form to the back of the head.The head has been truncated at the neck with a straight cut. ‚ÄčThe head has some lichen adhering. Height: 455mm; width: 267mm; thickness: 120mm.It has n…
Created on: Monday 23rd October 2017
Last updated: Monday 23rd October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Llanfiar Dyffryn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-099E03
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fossils. A pair of fossil sponges, one spherical and one oval, both with longitudinal apertures of diameter 4mm, are of natural origin. However, these are known to have been collected and curated in Prehistory, particularly in Bronze Age graves. The date range of activity in the vicinity extends the period at which these might have been collected, curated or utilised. Suggested date: Unknown, Late Mesolithic to Bronze Age, 7000-800BC. Combined Weight: 4.42gms
Created on: Friday 13th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 13th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnetby le Wold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-064654
Object type: ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of worked, fine grained, quartz-rich sandstone from the stucture of a building. The fragment is rectangular in plan and sub-hexagonal in section creating six outer faces of varying widths from the widest at 32mm to the narrowest at 8mm running parallel to each other the length of the fragment. Five of these faces are cut and finished to give smooth, flat surfaces. The remaining face is rough and unworked and retains a line of mortar between it and one of the other faces. Four of the faces have extensive, thick soot deposits suggesting that these areas of the fragment were ex…
Created on: Friday 13th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Somercotes', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-0584C2
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a conical whetstone of probable post-medieval date. The object is made from a quartz-rich, fine-grained sandstone, is sub-circular in section and probably lathe-turned. It is broken at both ends. These type of whetstones were often used on a spindle, but this does not appear to be the case with this example as there are numerous flat spots along its length from being drawn lengthways across a blade. Suggested date is post-medieval, AD1600-1800. The object is 51.72mm in length and 37.1mm, tapering to 32.42mm, in diameter. It weighs 96gms.
Created on: Friday 13th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Skidbrooke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-054FC4
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of whetstone of unknown date. The object is made from a fine-grained, quartz-rich sandstone, is sub-square in section, slightly tapering and broken across both ends. There is also some post-depositional damage. 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 date. The object is 64.7mm in length and 38.74 x 36.83, tapering to 34.19mm x 33.14mm, in width. It weighs 147g.
Created on: Friday 13th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Skidbrooke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-F7D023
Object type: AXEHEAD ROUGHOUT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey-green stone possible polished axe roughout. An oval pebble of biconvex lentoid section with opposed curving edges, one more regular than the other, and with a rough and uneven surface. The finder kindly suggests this to be a possible Neolithic polished axe head fragment, though the rough surface would be more likely on a later stone 'battle axe' or maul. The form and profile are, however, reminiscent of a polished axe head. This stone might have been recovered from glacial Drift rather than from one or other of the attested sources of polished axes. Associated worked flints were m…
Created on: Thursday 12th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 1st November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-B42056
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Stone quern fragment. A tiny sub-pyramidal fragment of a coarse conglomerate rock with quartz and grey rock inclusions in a buff matrix with one smoothed face - taken to be the working face of a grinding stone - and broken on all other sides. The very limited survival leaves it uncertain whether this was from a thin round stone, one of a pair, or from a heftier beehive quern. Suggested date: Unknown, Iron Age to Early Medieval, 800BC-AD1000. Thickness (in excess of): 50mm, Weight: 114.61gms
Created on: Monday 9th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 9th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Amcotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-6445F8
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete stone spindle whorl or weight dating from c. AD43 - 1700. The object is circular in plan and sub-rectangular in cross section. Slightly off centre is a circular perforation with an internal diameter of 6mm. Each face is undecorated. Dimensions: 35mm in diameter, 5mm thick, 11.40g Other examples of stone spindle whorls which have been recorded on the PAS database include LVPL-AABBA5, LVPL-6A74D6, BUC-3BBC64, GAT-2277ED, GAT-21FCD2 and HESH-1B967F. Spindle whorls were used from the Roman through to the Post-Medieval period. Egan (Egan G. 1998 The Medieval Household Daily Li…
Created on: Thursday 5th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 12th October 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: YORYM-4C1CF5
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete stone whetstone of unknown date (c. 800 BC - 1900 AD). The whetstone is sub-rectangular in plan with a D-shaped section as it is flat on the bottom and rounded on the top. The whetstone has been broken at one end leaving a rough surface. The bottom surface is also rough while the top surface is relatively smooth on two sides and slightly pitted on the other. The stone is dark brown in colour with light brown patches. The length of the whetstone is 36.99mm with a width of 19.07mm and a thickness of 14.78mm. The weight of the whetstone is 19.96g. Whetstones are difficult to …
Created on: Wednesday 4th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 25th October 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-0A4260
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete whetstone of probable early-medieval date (c. AD 800 - 1100). The whetstone is formed from a very fine-grained, sedimentary, mica-rich stone with distinct bedding planes. It is sub-rectangular in plan with tapering sides and is sub-rectangular in cross section at one end and sub-square in section at the other. Both ends are broken, probably in antiquity. Two opposing sides are flat but the other two opposing sides are dished, one more than the other, from continued use sharpening blades. All faces are very smooth. The stone is similar to other mica schist whetstones found…
Created on: Sunday 1st October 2017
Last updated: Saturday 7th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Skidbrooke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-E9CADE
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete whetstone of probable early-medieval date (c. AD 800 - 1100). The whetstone is formed from a very fine-grained, sedimentary, mica-rich stone. It is sub-rectangular in plan with slightly tapering sides, and is sub-rectangular in cross section. A suspension hole has been drilled in the upper part of the whetstone by drilling from both sides to produce an hourglass-shaped hole, 4.9mm in diameter. The opposite end is broken, probably in antiquity. The stone is similar to other mica schist whetstones found at the same location but is of a finer structure, maybe chosen for a sm…
Created on: Friday 29th September 2017
Last updated: Friday 6th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Skidbrooke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-E53F42
Object type: GAMING PIECE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A polished stone gaming counter of uncertain date Roman to Modern. Description: The piece is plano-convex with a flat base and a plain convex surface. It is highly polished with a mid grey-brown. Measurements: 17 mm in diameter, 7 mm thick and 4.3g in weight. Discussion: Dating of such simple and plain pieces made of stone are difficult to date and examples are known from Roman sites all the way through to World War I trenches thus a wide date is given here. Such pieces would have been used in a wide range of games such boardgames like chequers and nine man's morris where they'd hav…
Created on: Friday 29th September 2017
Last updated: Friday 29th September 2017
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