NMGW-A7C035: Pilgrim's Ampulla

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Unique ID: NMGW-A7C035

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Medieval lead pilgrim’s ampulla of 14th to early 16th century date, c. 1350 – 1530 The ampulla is near-complete, missing the side loops and slight damage to the reverse face. The ampulla has a slightly distorted surviving length of 49.52mm and weighs 33.9g. The rim of the ampulla has a width of 26.78mm and remains closed. The sides of the neck are straight and converge towards the body. The remnants of the side loops are evident at the base of the neck. The base of the neck is defined by a horizontal band containing diagonal lines. The obverse of the ampulla is decorated with the scallop-shell (representing pilgrimage) with fine, closely spaced grooves and of Spencer (1990) Type II. The reverse has a central circle, with no evidence of internal decoration. The sides are enhanced with diagonal lines. The ampulla has a maximum width across the body of 28.94mm.

Class: Pilgrims

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1530

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 49.52 mm
Width: 28.94 mm
Weight: 33.9 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Sian Williams
Identified by: Ms Sian Williams

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMGWPA 2006.91

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Pembrokeshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Pembrokeshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Manorbier (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SS0898
Four figure Latitude: 51.647926
Four figure longitude: -4.776621
1:25K map: SS0898
1:10K map: SS09NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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