Ampulla with a capital “R”

Photo: West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service CC By SA2.0
Object type: Ampulla
Period: Anglo-Saxon
Primary material: Bronze
Date found: 27/03/2022
Location: Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire


A pilgrim’s ampulla featuring a crown design and a letter “R”. Suggested “R” figures are Richard Caistor, a vicar from Norwich with a local cult following, Saint Roche, who was invoked against the plague or Regina (Queen) as Mary, Queen of Heaven. It is a Find of Note of County Importance.