GLO-20004C: GLO-20004C Medieval Ampulla

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AMPULLA

Unique ID: GLO-20004C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Lead ampulla that has a circular chamber and short, truncated rectangular neck. Flanking the top of the neck are the remains of the angled handles, but both are now truncated. The top of the neck appears to have been cut/chopped off at a slight angle, the aperture if the vessel has then been filled with a rolled sheet lead plug. The removal of the neck has also resulted in the loss of the top portion of the handles. The circular chamber is decorated on one side with horizontal, slightly radiating lines that corm a scallop shell motif. While on the other side is a crowned S within a crosshatched circular panel.

The latter possibly relates to Our Lady of Sudbury, a minor cult (Spencer 1971, 64). See WILT-92A8C4, SF-FEB4DB and WILT-1128AE for other similar examples.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 36 mm
Width: 23 mm
Thickness: 16 mm
Weight: 37.96 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 29th December 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Kurt Adams
Identified by: Mr Kurt Adams

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bath and North East Somerset (Unitary Authority)
District: Bath and North East Somerset (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Keynsham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST6667
Four figure Latitude: 51.40100409
Four figure longitude: -2.49014092
1:25K map: ST6667
1:10K map: ST66NE
What3Words: detail.comical.than
Grid reference source: GPS (from the 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

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: GLO
Created: Wednesday 3rd February 2016
Updated: Wednesday 3rd February 2016

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