PUBLIC-7C6737: PUBLIC-7C6737 post medieval bell

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-7C6737

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Fragment of bell which appears to be made of high tin content copper alloy (bell metal). It consists of part of the curved rim of an open mouthed clapper bell, 25.8mm wide by 19.7mm high with old breaks at all edges except the rim. There is a raised band 12mm up from the rim on the external face, and the inside face is rough and unfinished, with traces of probable sand casting evident. From extrapolation of the curvature it would appear to have been originally c.50mm (2 inches) in diameter at the mouth.

Could be any date - the suggested range would be late medieval to early modern, c.1400 - 1900.

See NLM-DCE8BD, DENO-06BB35 and PUBLIC-48A671 for similar items on the database.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to Landowner


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 19.7 mm
Width: 25.8 mm
Thickness: 2.6 mm
Weight: 4.38 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Wednesday 24th February 2021

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Hinckley and Bosworth (District)
To be known as: Stoke Golding

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: With finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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