CPAT-289524: Medieval - Pilgrim - Ampulla

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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


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Post AD 1350
Date to: Ante AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

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

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
Identified by: Mr Rod Trevaskus

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Lydham (Civil Parish)

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
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CPAT
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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