LIN-2B9927: Medieval lead pilgrims ampulla

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Unique ID: LIN-2B9927

Object type certainty: Certain
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A medieval lead pilgrim ampulla. It has a circular body and sub-triangular neck with a loop on either side. The top is crimped together and the item as a whole does not appear to have been opened. One side of the body is decorated with a shield containing a crown with letter I below. The other side depicts an eight-pointed star or flower petals, set against a hatched perimeter.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 49 mm
Width: 36 mm
Thickness: 7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st April 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Adam Daubney
Identified by: Dr Adam Daubney

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Orby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF5268
Four figure Latitude: 53.18737812
Four figure longitude: 0.27343031
1:25K map: TF5268
1:10K map: TF56NW
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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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