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Unique ID: SF-0EE923

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval lead ampulla fragment. It is the lower part of a pouch-shaped vessel, and as such is an oval shape. The obverse has moulded transverse lines decorating a narrow border around the outside edge, and the central field is plain, except for an emblem of a similar pouch shape, shaded with cross-hatching. The reverse has a scallop shell design. The upper part of the ampulla is missing due to old breaks. The object measures 35.54mm in length, 29.71mm in width, 5.62mm in thickness and weighs 27.78g.

This example is similar to one illustrated in Mitchiner 1986, no.404, which comes from Norfolk.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.54 mm
Width: 29.71 mm
Thickness: 5.62 mm
Weight: 27.78 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st August 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Jane Carr
Identified by: Mrs Jane Carr

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Sutton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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