Record Details

NHER Number:21708
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval ampulla, seal matrix and multi period pottery sherds


Metal detecting here in 1985 recovered a medieval lead ampulla, part of a copper alloy seal matrix and a penny minted during the reign of Henry III. A selection of pottery sherds were also found in the same area, with pieces of post medieval glazed red earthenware, Frechen stoneware and Sieburg stoneware being identified.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 24 26
Map Sheet:TG22NW

Full description

22 August 1985. Found with metal detector.
1st-2nd century greyware sherd.
Medieval lead ampulla and bronze shield once enamelled or painted. Bronze seal matrix circular facetted handle, loop missing, religious device.
Early medieval rim and sherds.
Post medieval sherds including glazed red earthenware, slipware, Frechen and Sieburg stoneware.
Photographs taken by NCM.
Sherds now held by NCM.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) and A. Gregory (NAU).
W. F. Milligan (NCM) August 1985.

Addenda - Penny of Nery (Henry?) III 1248-1250 North Class 3 RICARD ON(S)ROS Shrewsbury.
Bronze harness pendant attachment plate.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman to 19th Century - 43 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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