NMGW-C593F0: Medieval lead pilgrim's ampulla, probably 14th or 15th century, rear view.

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AMPULLA

Unique ID: NMGW-C593F0

Object type certainty: Certain
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Cast lead pilgrim’s ampulla of Medieval date, probably dating to the fourteenth or fifteenth century. The ampulla is 40.3mm tall, it has a maximum width across the handles of 34.5mm, has a maximum thickness of 7.5mm and weighs 35.4g. The top of the neck is flat and has been closed at the centre. The neck is straight and diverges slightly to the rim. Both loops are present and spring from the junction of the circular body (diameter – 29mm). One face has the remnants of moulded decoration comprising a central knop with radiating lines, possibly forming an eight-pointed star. Any decoration on the other face is no longer discernible.

Class: Pilgrim's

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 40.3 mm
Width: 34.5 mm
Thickness: 7.5 mm
Weight: 35.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ruth Battye
Identified by: Mr Mark Lodwick

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMGWPA 2004.138

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Pembrokeshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Pembrokeshire (Unitary Authority)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SR9694
Four figure Latitude: 51.607782
Four figure longitude: -4.947502
1:25K map: SR9694
1:10K map: SR99SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 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: NMGW
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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