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Title: Stonework and iron artefacts
Item Name: Miscellaneous


Archaeological stonework and iron artefacts from the collection of the late Charlie Mason, also includes a section of a glass bottle seal. (1) Smooth pebble. This is possibly an artefact in that the end is damaged and may have been used once or twice as a hammerstone. The smoothness may also have made this suitable as a rubber, perhaps with a saddle quern. (2)Doughnut shaped piece of sandstone, from Aislaby in North Yorkshire. It could be a fragment of a worn down quern stone, or it could have been used as a muller. (3)Hand made nail. On typological grounds, it could be of any date from the Roman period to the early 19th century. Found in Drewton. (4)Small axe head, probably 19th century or later. Very heavy, with a high iron metal content left. Found in Drewton. (5)A moulded glass phial in blue/green glass. Probably 19th century or early 20th century and was either medical or veterinary. (6)A pebble mace-head. Probably Neolithic in date, found in the North Cave area. (7)Fragment from a water bottle, with the coat of arms of Waldeck-Prymont (a now extinct principality in Germany). Dates to about 1720-70. Bottled water would have been a very expensive import at this time.

Materials: stone; glass; iron
ID_Number: ERYMS : 2011.89

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