NLM-9BF3F7: Medieval bell fragment

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Unique ID: NLM-9BF3F7

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Lead alloy bell fragment, as kindly identified by the finder. Cast upper hemisphere of a probably spherical rumbler bell with a solid apical stalk with an oval loop at its end; the lower hemisphere is lost below a medial rib. Now flattened. In lead alloy, these might accompany other trinkets cast in imitation of objects of more costly materials. Suggested date: Medieval, 1200-1250

Height: 18.9mm, Width: 16.5mm, Thickness (wall, near rib):1mm, Weight: 2.14gms

Class: Rumbler

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1250

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 18.9 mm
Width: 16.5 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 2.14 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st November 2020

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM50287

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
To be known as: Ryther

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
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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