Record Details

NHER Number:14374
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval ampulla


A medieval ampulla depicting a scallop shell was found in Walsingham. The exact location and nature of its discovery are unclear.

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Full description

Lead ampulla with scallop shell design on one side, and heraldic shield with a cross quartering a field, and each quarter containing three pellets. Acquired by KLM 30 November 1978 (KL /)).(&' PB159) via Museum of London. Purchased originally 13 November 1978 from a London dealer who claimed it came from Walsingham.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

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

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