Costrel shaped pilgrim’s ampulla

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Object type: Ampulla
Period: Medieval
Primary material: Lead alloy
Date found: 14/05/2020
Location: Staffordshire Moorlands


Pilgrim’s ampulla are one of the most common finds on the PAS database. This one is unusual because it is shaped like a traveller’s water bottle known as a costrel. It appears to have been deliberately pierced to let the water out. A Find of Note of County Importance.