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Unique ID: PUBLIC-4A5439

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An incomplete medieval lead ampulla. It has a rounded body, with a concave neck extending to the opening. Originally hollow inside, both faces have now been pressed together. The neck is damaged, it is now ragged possibly where it has been torn across. The stubs of the handles are visible on both sides of the neck, at it's narrowist point. On one face is a faint relief design, possibly a four leaf motif. The opposite face is plain. The lead is heavily patinated, grey-white in colour and slightly pitted.

Some modern damage on righthand side of body.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 52 mm
Width: 30 mm
Thickness: 10 mm
Weight: 42.75 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Allan Kissack
Identified by: Mr Allan Kissack

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: North Kesteven (District)
To be known as: North Kyme

Spatial coordinates

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
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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