Record Details

NHER Number:32874
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval reliquary

Summary

Metal detecting recovered a medieval copper alloy reliquary in the shape of a cross. The slots in the centre of the reliquary probably held fragments of the True Cross. The exact location and nature of this find are unclear.

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Location

Parish:WALSINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Pre 1997. 'Found with detector at Little Walsingham'.
Bronze reliquary in form of cross with slots in centre of arm, suggested as having held relics of the True Cross. Said to have been purchased from a stall at Newark Market run by a dealer of Nottingham, who had 'lots of Norfolk material'.
E. Rose (NLA), 18 August 1997.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • CRUCIFIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RELIQUARY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

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