NMS-563F40: Post Medieval incomplete Pilgrim badge

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Unique ID: NMS-563F40

Object type certainty: Certain
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Incomplete Post Medieval pilgrim badge, broken, cracked and distorted, openwork, upper part missing, comprising the figure of the Virgin Mary kneeling and praying between the foot of the cross to her left and the column at which Christ was scourged to her right. Most of the cross with the crucified Christ is missing. Cast and engraved details depict a scull and long bone lying against the grassy mound into which the base of the cross is set. The figure of Mary is nimbed, hooded and robed. The upper part of the Solomonic column is missing. The narrow base has counter-relief foliate decoration with one end concave and the other broken just beyond the mound (also partly broken). There is a flattened spike for attachment on the reverse of the figure. >39 x 29mm. 16th century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1500
Date to: AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 39 mm
Width: 29 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st May 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ellen Bales
Identified by: Mr Steven Ashley

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Upwell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF5002
Four figure Latitude: 52.595098
Four figure longitude: 0.213109
1:25K map: TF5002
1:10K map: TF50SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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