Pre lockdown finds.

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Doug
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These two finds came out of some new land that I took on last year.

Pilgrims ampulla found 20th October 7th and lead lead seal matrix 23rd October both just before the lockdown.

The FLO gave me a preliminary ID for the seal via email and I will hand both items in to her to be added to the PAS data base when the time is right.

This part of the farm is grass and in the main used for sheep grazing which means the finds are quite deep.

3rd photograph seal image is 'flipped'.

Preliminary ID with thanks the FLO.

"An incomplete lead alloy seal matrix of medieval date, c. AD 1200-1400.

The object is missing its upper portion, with damage occurring in the area where the pierced lugs would once have been placed. It was originally pointed oval in shape. At the centre is a device akin to a trident, possibly intended to represent a candle holder with a large central candle and two smaller sconces placed on either side. This is enclosed within a pointed oval shape demarcated by a line. At the base of the seal is a slightly uneven cross initial mark, with the vertical bar left plain but the horizontal bar appears to have rounded knops, suggesting a cross pommee. The inscription reads “S: ROB […] RROBA“ which may be interpreted as a personal seal. The inscription may mean “The seal of Robert, son of Robert A” but as a large part of the legend is missing it is difficult to speculate further.”
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Nice finds there Doug, well done mate :thumbsup:
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The ampulla is lovely :Star:

In case you didn’t know it’s one from Bromholm. The ‘I’ is an illusion to Jesus Christ and this shrine was a centre for the veneration to Christ’s sacred heart. Well that’s what it says in the Michael Mitchiner book (it’s item 406).

Lovely seal too :D
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the-roman wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:45 pm Nice finds there Doug, well done mate :thumbsup:
Thank you T R....long time no see trust you are keeping well?
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Oxgirl wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:48 pm The ampulla is lovely :Star:

In case you didn’t know it’s one from Bromholm. The ‘I’ is an illusion to Jesus Christ and this shrine was a centre for the veneration to Christ’s sacred heart. Well that’s what it says in the Michael Mitchiner book (it’s item 406).

Lovely seal too :D
Thank you for the ID.
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A super ampulla. :thumbsup:
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Doug wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:01 pm Thank you T R....long time no see trust you are keeping well?
All good mate :thumbsup:
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Nice finds, love them both. :thumbsup:
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A couple of beauties :thumbsup: I really like the ampulla, never found one so is high on my wish list

Its in good shape too :thumbsup:

Nicely saved :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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