Record Details

NHER Number:19057
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval ampulla, harness/strap fittings and pottery sherds


Fenland fieldwalking in 1983 recovered sherds of medieval pottery and quantities of animal bone from the field here. Subsequent metal detecting in 1992 recovered an enamelled Roman handle fitting, a medieval lead ampulla, a medieval bronze harness pendant with fleur-de-lis decoration, a medieval bronze belt or harness mount in form of crowned head and a penny of Edward I.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 47 12
Map Sheet:TF41SE

Full description

15 March 1983.
Odd sherds medieval pot and fair amount of bone scattered over field.
R. Silvester (NAU) March 1983.

May 1992.
At [1]. Roman enamelled fitting, probably part of handle fitting. Photograph taken.
At [2]. Medieval lead pilgrim flask or ampulla. Crown on one face, and flag on other. Probably Walsingham.
?Medieval bronze harness pendant, with fleur-de-lis.
At [3]. Medieval bronze belt or harness mount in form of crowned head, with rivet through forehead, see for compariosn the one from Harling, site NHER 6033. Probably 13th century.
Edward I penny long cross. Reverse: CIVITAS LONDON Class X, 1302-10.
Identifications by S. Margeson (NCM) and J. Davies (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 23 June 1992.

For full details of wares, flint types etc. see Fenland Folders.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • VESSEL (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)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WSK BD. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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