Whetstone

Description
This small whetstone or hone stone was used for sharpening blades. The hole through the top allowed it to be carried from the owner’s belt, and it is very worn on both sides. It was found during archaeological excavations in Exeter.
Accession Loan No.
300/1988/S24
Collection Class
Exeter archaeology
Common Name
whetstone
Simple Name
whetstone
Dimensions
whole length 100 mm; whole width 15 mm; whole height 12 mm
Period Classification
Saxo Norman (1066-1200)
Production Year Low
1000
Production Year High
1099
Family Group

Material
stone; micaceous siltstone
Collector / Excavator
Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit
Collection Site Name
Goldsmith Street
Collection Town
Exeter
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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