Record Details

NHER Number:36235
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval ampulla


A medieval ampulla with a scallop-shell ornament on one side, and a lily pot with a letter 'R' on the other, found during metal detecting. The lily pot motif refers to the shrine at Walsingham.

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Grid Reference:TG 43 15
Map Sheet:TG41NW

Full description

May/June 2001. Metal detecting.
Medieval copper alloy ampulla, handles missing, with scallop-shell ornament on one side, and on the other the letter R in a circle beneath the Annunciation lily-pot. The lily-pot refers to the Holy House at Walsingham, and the R to its founder, Richelde. Compare with example in (S1).
Identified by S. Ashley (NLA).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 25 July 2001.

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

<S1>Publication: Spencer, B. 1980. Medieval Pilgrim Badges from Norfolk. Vol 41. No 39.

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