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from Whithorn Priory, Wigtownshire

Postcard of Chalice.
© National Museums Scotland


This silver chalice was found in the grave of a bishop excavated at Whithorn Priory in Wigtownshire. It dates from the 13th century.

The chalice consists of an undecorated silver bowl to which is fixed a long, broken-off silver tang.

The grave also contained a silver paten, a crosier and a large multiple gem ring.

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Online ID: 000-100-047-887-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1992.1838
Date: 13th century
Material: Silver gilt bowl, plain; silver tang, broken; wood, mineralised fragments
Dimensions: 156 mm total H x 120 mm D
Where: Scotland, Wigtownshire, Whithorn (Whithorn Priory, Grave 1)
Description: Chalice with plain silver gilt bowl, to the underside of which is attached a broken, silver tang for fixing in a wooden stem and base, from Roy Ritchie's excavations at Whithorn Priory, 13th century
  • Caldwell, D.H. (ed). Angels Nobles and Unicorns: Art and Patronage in Medieval Scotland. Edinburgh: NMS, 1982 
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