A PETROLOGICAL NOTE ON A FIFTEENTH CENTURY QUERNSTONE FROM COGGESHALL, ESSEX.

Author(s): D F Williams

Small topstone (19cm x 3cm) of a quern in a coarse grey vesicular lava found at Coggeshall in a 15th c. A.D. context, and one of some twenty-odd similar small querns found in Essex and the surrounding region (information H. Major). Thin sectioning showed that the stone is a lava from the Mayen-Niedermendig region of Germany, an area well known in Roman and Medieval times for its supply of quernstones and millstones.

Report Number:
58/1987
Series:
AML Reports (New Series)
Pages:
1
Keywords:
Petrology Quern Stone Stone, Worked

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