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    • IdentifierID: PAS5194F542001E0D
    • Primary material: Lead
    • Object type: AMPULLA

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Record ID: WILT-1C9423
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A medieval lead ampulla dating to c AD 1350-1530. The ampulla is complete, although worn and flattened. The ampulla comprises a small vessel in the shape of a flask with a globular section at the bottom, a long broad neck and handles at either side where the bottom joins the neck. The front of the flask is decorated with a four petal flower with a midrib and diagonal veins out to the edge of the petal. In the centre there are a number of pellets. On the back is a crown with a double band, with diagonal hatching, topped by a central lis, a triangular spear point on either side and…
Created on: Tuesday 9th May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shrewton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-D54B4B
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swindon
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An incomplete late medieval lead pilgrim's ampulla (holy water flask) dating to the period AD 1350-1530. The ampulla is incomplete as the neck is missing. All that remains is the rounded body of the ampulla which has been flattened. The cast marks along the edges are visible. The flattening of the ampulla means that the decoration is not very clear but it appears to have scallop shell decoration (the symbol of pilgrimage) on one side and there appears to have been a decorative motif on the other side. Ampullae were designed to contain a dose of thaumaturgic (magic or miracle) water…
Created on: Thursday 2nd October 2014
Last updated: Friday 3rd October 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swindon', grid reference and parish protected.


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