Mould for ampulla of the Holy Cross at Waltham: 13th century
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Mould for ampulla of the Holy Cross at Waltham; inscribed on border in Lombardic capitals "SIGNUM SA[N]CTE CRUCIS DE WALThAM". Pilgrims visited Waltham Abbey in Essex to see a famous cross, and brought back holy water. This stone mould was for making an ampulla to hold the water. Perhaps London craftspeople were making ampullae to sell in Waltham. This mould was found at Coleman Street, City of London c. 1873.
1201 AD - 1300 AD