Record Details

NHER Number:20865
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval papal seal


Metal detecting recovered a medieval lead papal seal (bull) of Pope Urban IV. This would have been used by the pope to seal a document. The document was sealed between 1261 and 1264.

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Grid Reference:TG 37 15
Map Sheet:TG31NE

Full description

September 1984. Found with metal detector in ploughsoil. Just southwest of causeway NHER 5200 leading to St Benet's Abbey.
Lead papal bulla, Urban IV 1261 to 1264.
Information from [1].
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Gregory (NAU), 30 October 1984

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BULL (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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