NMGW-A301E4: Medieval Ampulla

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AMPULLA

Unique ID: NMGW-A301E4

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval lead pilgrim's ampulla of 14th to 16th century date

The ampulla is incomplete, missing the neck, loops and a fragment from the one face (with a surviving length of 40.0mm, a maximum width of 30.4mm and a weight of 34.9g). The obverse face is rounded and domed (with a maximum surviving thickness of 13.9mm). The cast decoration has been eroded but there is the suggestion of a border at the edge and possibly cross-hatching against the border or possibly ribbing of the scallop motif representing pilgrimage. The opposite face is flat with bevelled sides. The cast decoration has again been lost but a raised border is discernible and a short linear rib survives near the base. The neck is largely absent but the lower of stubs of the side loops are evident.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 40 mm
Width: 30.4 mm
Weight: 34.9 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 17th March 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Mark Lodwick
Identified by: Mr Mark Lodwick

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMGWPA 2009.104

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SN0701
Four figure Latitude: 51.67452534
Four figure longitude: -4.7927141
1:25K map: SN0701
1:10K map: SN00SE
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: NMGW
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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