LEIC-6F1903: 6F1903 medieval pilgrims bell.

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Unique ID: LEIC-6F1903

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval lead alloy pilgrims bell, 48mm high, 35mm wide and 11mm thick. The bell is in a fair condition with a grey patina and weighs 15.99 grams. The bell has been squashed slightly and has a flared trapezoidal form with a eliptical section. The bell has a narrow raised border about half way up. There are the remains of small suspension loop squashed into the upper surface.


This is thought to be a Canterbury bell

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1100
Date to: AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 48 mm
Width: 35 mm
Thickness: 11 mm
Weight: 15.99 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 1987

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)
To be known as: Melton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Created: 13 years ago
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