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Medieval -Crusaders Era Lead Pilgrim Ampulla 10th-12th Century AD

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A lead pilgrim ampulla in the shape of amphora; 54 mm, 26 grams. Private collection of EU gentleman living in UK, since 2000.Fine condition. During the twelfth through fourteenth centuries, pilgrims were likely to purchase an ampulla, a type of container filled with holy water or oil. These could be purchased outside the shrines of a revered saint. In doing so, they hoped that some degree of the saint?s sanctity would be imparted to them.