LEIC-D2A1D9: Medieval lead alloy papal bulla

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Unique ID: LEIC-D2A1D9

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Medieval lead alloy papal bulla issued by Gregory IX (pope 1227-1241), 40mm in diameter and 5mm wide with a weight of 43.85g.

The bulla is circular in form and rectangular in cross section. It is decorated on both sides, one with a (now faint) raised motif showing Saints Peter and Paul in ovate beaded borders with the inscription SPASPE (St Paul/ St Peter) above. The other side has the issuers name in raised lettering over three rows. GRE//GORIVS//PP VIIII for Pope Gregory VIIII who was Pontiff from 1227-1241.

Class: Gregory IX

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1227
Date to: Circa AD 1241

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 5 mm
Weight: 43.85 g
Diameter: 40 mm

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Charnwood (District)
Parish or ward: Walton on the Wolds (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK6120
Four figure Latitude: 52.77415272
Four figure longitude: -1.09721771
1:25K map: SK6120
1:10K map: SK62SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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