NMS-F65AB7: Medieval rumbler bell

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BELL

Unique ID: NMS-F65AB7

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Medieval Rumbler bell of cut, folded and hammered sheet, incomplete suspension loop. Unusually there are seven short transverse engraved lines opposite the seam. Height >34mm. Width 8.5mm. This elongated type is far less common than the normal bell made from two hemispheres. A more globular example with long neck was found at Westbury, Bucks (Ivens et al. fig. 152, no. 54).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: AD 1066
Date to: AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 34 mm
Width: 8.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ellen Bales
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Icklingham

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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