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    • Primary material: Stone
    • Institution: NMS

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Record ID: NMS-D2F0DB
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Neolithic ground or polished axehead made of course grained green micaceous schist, now highly abraded with only very small patches or the original surface surviving. Length 105mm. Width 64mm. Thickness 26mm.
Created on: Tuesday 14th October 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 29th October 2014
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Record ID: NMS-CE7CC5
Object type: MILLSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Described from a photograph. Probably medieval incomplete lavastone millstone, about half surviving. Broken across a central rectangular hole, with a smaller rectangular hole or deep indentation next to it, the visible surface covered with multiple irregular radiating, curving grooves. A 30cm ruler used as a scale in the photograph indicates the stone's surviving measurements are circa 350 x 580mm.
Created on: Tuesday 15th April 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-C01ED7
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roughly rectangular sandstone pebble, fairly flat on both faces, broken at one end, the long edges worn smooth from use as a whetstone. Surviving dimensions 135 x 82 x 34mm. Undateable, but unlikely to be prehistoric and probably Early Medieval, medieval or post-medieval.
Created on: Monday 14th April 2014
Last updated: Sunday 15th March 2015
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Record ID: NMS-6EA2F4
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Perforated object, Mesolithic or Neolithic mace head or pebble hammer fashioned from a naturally water worn pebble of mid-brown Quartzite with an hour glass perforation pecked and drilled from both sides. The hole measure 32mm diameter on one face and 26mm on the other, and narrows to 12mm at the centre. There are some areas of wear to the edges though this may be due to natural forces. A rather large example from Norfolk found at Bawdeswell is recorded on the PAS database (NMS-F78EB4). The function of these 'mace heads' is enigmatic with interpretations ranging from symbols of pow…
Created on: Monday 17th March 2014
Last updated: Friday 25th April 2014
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Record ID: NMS-3EA590
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Neolithic fully polished stone axe of pale olive colour with a few minor ancient chips to both ends. There is a larger sub-conchoidal recent damage flake removed towards the middle of one face, the stone in this facet is of a grey/green nature and is unpatinated showing the original colour of the rock. The lateral edges are sharply faceted and the cutting edge shows signs of being re-flaked and reground, thus the axe may have been much larger originally. Surviving dimensions: 114.5 x 65 x 32mm. This stone has its origins in Cumbria and is a product of the Great Langdale axe "fact…
Created on: Monday 13th January 2014
Last updated: Monday 20th January 2014
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Record ID: NMS-8E3531
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possible whetstone. Shield-shaped, ractangular-sectioned, with angled, off-centre hole near flat top edge. Length 34mm. Width 23mm.Thickness 16mm. Undated, but probably Roman - Medieval, if a whetstone.
Created on: Monday 12th August 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 13th August 2013
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Record ID: NMS-2CC506
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two non-joining pieces of Lava Stone Quern with very worn radial grooves on one face. Roman, or Middle Saxon to Medieval.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd July 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd July 2013
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Record ID: NMS-118202
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Neolithic quartzite polished stone axehead with irregular oval section. Heavily damaged at blade and but end from re-use as a hammer stone or crushing tool. Surviving length 117mm. Maximum surviving width 63mm. Maximum surviving thickness 40mm. 4000 - 2350 BC.
Created on: Thursday 24th January 2013
Last updated: Monday 24th March 2014
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Record ID: NMS-80C893
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Unidentified object, perhaps a floor tile or wet stone. Sandstone or quartzite, rectangular-sectioned, two long sides forming a right-angle, two short (and perhaps broken) sides, the fifth side deeply concave. The concave edge and one face are very smooth as if worn. Broken relatively recently, now in two conjoining pieces. Despite the suggestive shape it seems unlikely to be a tile cut to fit around a curved edge as the edge is so well smoothed. Measuring 95 x 95mm. 18mm thick at maximum.
Created on: Friday 12th October 2012
Last updated: Friday 12th October 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ringstead', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-8D6C56
Object type: ROTARY QUERN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Upper part of a beehive rotary quern in coarse grained sandstone. Sub-circular, with wide off-centre hopper tapering slightly towards the base, circular handle-slot in side which penetrates through to the hopper. On the upper edge there is a wedge-shaped groove with a u-shaped profile, 40mm long and 20mm wide at maximum. Diameter at base 240 - 255mm. Height 145mm. Behive querns were in use over a long period and are not very closely dateable. They are known from Iron Age and Roman contexts.
Created on: Monday 13th August 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brinton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-B7AF84
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Stone axehead. Pointed oval section, rounded butt expanding with slightly convex sides to a curved cutting edge from which a large recent chip is missing. Polished over most of the surface, large chip / damage on one face at butt end. Length 192mm. Maximum width 79.5mm. Maximum thickness 46mm. From photographs, John Williams, National Museum Wales, comments "I'm pretty certain it is a Graig Lwyd Group VII axe - the patina looks the type and more important the fresh scalp has the white speckle on a blue-grey matrix that is typical of the rock type. Confirmation would have to be by …
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2012
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pentraeth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-F92EB4
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Alabaster figure of a knight, carved in the round, broken and incomplete, comprising eight joining fragments. The knight is missing most of one ear, one elbow, his hands and most of his legs. He has ring-and-dots for eyes, exaggeratedly large perforated ears, protruding lips and a beard around his cheeks and chin but no moustache. He wears a conical helmet with nasal (nose-guard) and a long-sleeved mail hauberk under his surcoat. His lower arms are obliquely angled upward to where his hands were once clasped together, perhaps in prayer (or holding the reins of a horse?). His legs are s…
Created on: Wednesday 26th April 2006
Last updated: Tuesday 12th January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Breckland', grid reference and parish protected.


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