Very Rare English Neolithic Bronze Age Hardstone Muller For Quern Stone
Very Rare English Neolithic Bronze Age Hardstone Muller For Quern Stone. Circa: 3,000 1,500 BC Broxbourne North Hertfordshire. Length: 10 cm: width 8.5 cm: weight: 1.181kg. A spherical polished handstone of muller used in conjunction with a quern stone for the preparation of ancient grains: The stone has a worn lower nipple profile, where it has been rotated within a quern stone concave and this has produced the typical section feature seen to the base of the muller: see picture 7 for an image of a contemporary quern that would have been used in conjunction with a handstone / muller like this one. Quern-stones are stone tools for hand-grinding a wide variety of materials. They are used in pairs.
The lower stationary stone is called a quern, while the upper [as here] mobile stone is called a muller or hardstone. The saddle quern is produced by rocking or rolling the muller using parallel motions. These are the most ancient and widely used type of quern-stone and were superseded around 5. Century BC by the more efficient rotary quern: The hardstones for saddle querns are generally either roughly cylindrical of roughly circular [as here].
The handstone / muller has a polished finish and excellent calcite developments to the stone surfaces. The handstone / muller was discovered in an arable context in Broxbourne, Northern Herefordshire in 2020. The item "Very Rare English Neolithic Bronze Age Hardstone Muller For Quern Stone" is in sale since Wednesday, February 17, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antiquities\Prehistoric". The seller is "ancientpasts" and is located in Peterborough.
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- Neolithic Handstone: Bronze Age Muller Stone
- Colour: Grey
- Material: Stone
- Type: Handstone
- Antique: Yes
- Provenance: Ownership History Available
- Origin: Prehistoric