NCL-8D9943: NCL-8D9943: A late Medieval double-sided pilgrim's badge or token cast from lead alloy.

Rights Holder: Museum of Antiquities of the University and Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne
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Unique ID: NCL-8D9943

Object type certainty: Certain
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A pointed oval pilgrim's badge cast in a lead alloy, of late Medieval date. The badge is double-sided with no evidence for a suspension loop or mount, suggesting it may be a token. Both sides have inscriptions around the outside, but these were illegible. The face of one side bears a robed figure facing forward that is either Mary or a saint. Unfortunately, the head of the figure lacks the detail of the body. There also may have been a patterned background behind the figure, but this cannot be clearly determined. The opposite side is too worn to ascertain what was depicted. This object was found in Field 6 of the Brunstock Rally.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 38 mm
Width: 26 mm
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 16.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 24th September 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Robert Collins
Identified by: Dr Robert Collins

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Carlisle (District)
Parish or ward: Stanwix Rural (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NY4260
Four figure Latitude: 54.931291
Four figure longitude: -2.906666
1:25K map: NY4260
1:10K map: NY46SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NCL
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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