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    • Material: Stone
    • Object type: WHETSTONE
    • Broad period: IRON AGE

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Record ID: PUBLIC-3E7BBE
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A fine grained compacted pale sandstone whetstone fragment. The remaining fragment is sub-rectagular in shape and has a rounded shape to the outer unbroken face. There are three smooth surfaces worn on the upper 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 probably 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 m…
Created on: Tuesday 4th April 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 5th April 2017
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Record ID: WMID-A87C57
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Warwickshire
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An incomplete whetstone of unknown date. The whetstone or hone is formed from a very fine grained sedimentary, mica rich sandstone or siltstone. It is a light grey colour. It is sub-rectangular in shape, with tapering sides. The cross-section is sub-rectangular. Five sides are finely smoothed, with one edge demonstrating a rough fracture. It measures 48.03mm long, 67.76mm wide and maximum thickness is 27.73mm. The minimum thickness is 11.70mm. It weighs 102.7 grams. Whetstones or hones are hard to date due to the fact that as it is a function artefact, shapes or styles do not tend to …
Created on: Tuesday 16th February 2010
Last updated: Friday 27th July 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brailes', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-BFC5A0
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A stone incomplete whetstone or burnisher of unknown period. The whetstone is triangular in plan with one corner missing. The other two corners are rounded and one side has been rubbed very smooth. The stone is dark grey and close grained. Dimensions: length: 20.77mm; width: 12.45mm; weight: 5.41g.
Created on: Thursday 28th September 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Letcombe Regis', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-144BF0
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
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Whetstone, comprising an elongated and rounded light brown stone, with streaks of rust on one side. Of unknown date.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd March 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barham', grid reference and parish protected.


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