AMPULLA

Unique ID: CPAT-289524

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete lead pilgrim’s ampulla from the medieval period (1350-1550). The ampulla has lost the top section including the suspension loops. One face has a finely cut scallop shell design terminating at the waist with a band of cross hatching. The reverse had a circle of dots and a probable design to the centre but erosion in the ground has removed the evidence.

The artefact is now covered in a dull grey patina.
 

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Post AD 1350
Date to: Ante AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Length: 32 mm
Width: 26.8 mm
Thickness: 5.6 mm
Weight: 15 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st March 2010 - Wednesday 31st March 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Rod Trevaskus - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Rod Trevaskus - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Fragment [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands
County: Shropshire
District: Shropshire
Parish: Lydham

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO3490
Four figure Latitude: 52.503886 Four figure longitude: -2.973759
1:25K map: SO3490
1:10K map: SO39SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Character undetermined[scope notes]

Adjacent Domesday Book places

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Created: Thursday 6th May 2010
Updated: Thursday 6th May 2010

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