Ampulla of Our Lady of Reepham

Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By 2.0
Object type: Ampulla
Period: Medieval
Primary material: Lead
Date found: 30/09/2021
Location: East Lindsey, Lincolnshire


Ampullas are one of the most common finds recorded at PAS. One side has the familiar cockleshell form and the other bears a letter R above what is possibly a lily-pot. It is thought that this refers to Our Lady of Reepham or Lady Richelde of Fervaques, the founder of the shrine at Walsingham. A find of County Importance.