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Unique ID: LVPL489

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Lead pilgrim's ampulla in the form of a costrel with a pair of suspension handles bridging the neck and body of the flask. In a crushed condition but complete. The circular ends are decorated with a daisy pattern. The body is decorated with vertical parallel lines and a panel of chevrons on one side of the neck.


Height 35mm

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35 mm
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st November 1998

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Lancaster (District)

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Unknown

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
London Museum 1940 London Museum Medieval Catalogue London HMSO Pl LXXIII, No 56 c.f. A 2016
Williams, D. 1996 Some recent finds from East Surrey Guildford Surrey Archaeological Society p173, Fig7 c.f. 39

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 23 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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