LVPL-EFD5D7: Cast copper alloy bell probably dating to the Medieval period, (1100-1500).

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BELL

Unique ID: LVPL-EFD5D7

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Cast copper alloy bell probably dating to the Medieval period, (1100-1500). It is round in plan and sub-oval in cross section. The bell has a simple form. The top of the object is rounded and it widens towards its open base. A broken circular loop is integrally cast at the top of the object. A moulded ridge runs around the outer base of the bell. There is no other visible decoration. The object is quite damaged, a fragment of the base rim is missing and a large crack runs along a portion of the moulded ridge. The patina has also been damaged and the attachment loop broken. The remains of an iron pea is visible but badly corroded. The corrosion from the pea has spread to the internal surface of the bell. This simple form is undatable. However the best parallel for this object is Medieval (Object and Economy in Medieval Winchester -pp 726-7, Fig 207, No 2270) said to be late 11th- early 12 century.

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1050
Date to: AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 54.63 mm
Width: 46.72 mm
Thickness: 2.38 mm
Weight: 55.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st August 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Secondary identifier: Dr Kevin Leahy

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Goostrey

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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