Roman? coin & lead artefact.

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Roman? coin & lead artefact.

Post by Muddyknee » Sun May 19, 2019 2:35 pm

Found this morning on my fave permission.
Obverse of coin is toast,not worth a pic.
Lead item has what looks like a fleur de lys design,while t'other side has what looks like a circle of a lextured pattern with what looks like a church tower within.
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Re: Roman? coin & lead artefact.

Post by Bors » Sun May 19, 2019 2:38 pm

the middle & bottom ones a Pilgrims Ampulla by the look of it.
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Re: Roman? coin & lead artefact.

Post by Allectus » Sun May 19, 2019 2:38 pm

Pilgrim's Ampulla. ::g

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Re: Roman? coin & lead artefact.

Post by sweepstick47 » Sun May 19, 2019 2:40 pm

The lead item if hollow could well be a pilgrims ampulla.If so, it's a nice find ::g Regards ss47
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Post by Muddyknee » Sun May 19, 2019 2:51 pm

Looks like it was hollow once.
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Post by Bors » Sun May 19, 2019 3:22 pm

It was . It was for taking to the place of Pilgrimage ,where it was filled with "Holy water" and taken away to do whatever they did with holy water .

" ampulla " meaning Flask.

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Post by Muddyknee » Sun May 19, 2019 3:46 pm

Bors wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 3:22 pm
It was . It was for taking to the place of Pilgrimage ,where it was filled with "Holy water" and taken away to do whatever they did with holy water .

" ampulla " meaning Flask.
Presumably the ampulla were bought on location,and the design might give a clue to whichever shrine they visited?
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Re: Roman? coin & lead artefact.

Post by froggyfagan » Sun May 19, 2019 4:12 pm

I think pilgrims ampulla were generally sold by the catholic church filled in general with holy water or oil to be sprinkled on land for better crops or on ill persons to make them well etc.Made of lead the neck could be squeezed shut to prevent spillage and generally there are two lugs on the side to suspend the ampulla around the neck,perhaps to bring good luck or good health to the wearer,there's probably more to it as in keeping a lock of hair from a loved one etc

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Post by Bors » Sun May 19, 2019 5:23 pm

Muddyknee wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 3:46 pm
Bors wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 3:22 pm
It was . It was for taking to the place of Pilgrimage ,where it was filled with "Holy water" and taken away to do whatever they did with holy water .

" ampulla " meaning Flask.
Presumably the ampulla were bought on location,and the design might give a clue to whichever shrine they visited?
I `m afraid I don`t know the answer to that, I wasn`t around at the time to get clarity on it :)) .

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Re: Roman? coin & lead artefact.

Post by Koala » Sun May 19, 2019 6:08 pm

Muddyknee wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 3:46 pm
Bors wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 3:22 pm
It was . It was for taking to the place of Pilgrimage ,where it was filled with "Holy water" and taken away to do whatever they did with holy water .

" ampulla " meaning Flask.
Presumably the ampulla were bought on location,and the design might give a clue to whichever shrine they visited?
"W" on one side is a common one that identifies it to a shrine

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Re: Roman? coin & lead artefact.

Post by Koala » Sun May 19, 2019 8:00 pm

let's not forget the roman for id ::g

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Re: Roman? coin & lead artefact.

Post by Oxgirl36 » Sun May 19, 2019 8:26 pm

Koala wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 8:00 pm
let's not forget the roman for id ::g
Roman - naaaaa they are boring ;) On the other hand though that ampulla is cool - well done ::g
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Post by Muddyknee » Sun May 19, 2019 9:54 pm

Koala wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 8:00 pm
let's not forget the roman for id ::g
Would I be right in thinking that's Sol on the coin?
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Re: Roman? coin & lead artefact.

Post by Easylife » Sun May 19, 2019 10:13 pm

The ampulla looks like this one.
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