Object ID: T-122020-01


Lead bulla. This was probably attached to a letter from Pope Urbanus III to Archbishop Baldwin in 1187.


  • Number of objects: 1
  • Alternative Marking: None
  • Marks: Front: Urbanus PP III, Reverse: SPASE
  • Width: 40mm
  • Height: 40mm
  • Length / Depth: 4mm
  • Completeness: Complete
  • Maker: Vatican
  • Place of Manufacture: Rome, Italy
  • Year of Manufacture or Origin: 1187 AD
  • Date of Discovery: 31/12/1969
  • Place of Discovery: Rear garden of 5 Bubblestone Road, Otford TN14 5PW UK
  • Who Found It: Elizabeth Ward
  • Date Acquired: 01/01/2020
  • Significance to The Collection: Highly significant. Relates to the mediaeval history of the Palace