SWYOR-E41ED6: Bell

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BELL

Unique ID: SWYOR-E41ED6

Object type certainty: Certain
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A sheet copper alloy, teardrop shaped bell dating from about 11300 - 1400. The suspension loop is flat and offset to one side. There is a seam along the back of the bell. The sheet has been rolled into a cone, and four pointed tabs at the base have been bent inwards to contain the striked, the slits betwwen them forming sound holes. A striker, triangular in section, remains in place, but has rusted and is inoperative. The bell is somewhat corroded. It is 35.7mm long and 9.1mm in diameter. It weighs 4.32gm. Many similar bells are recorded on the database, for example SUSS-A99234 and SUSS-3EDC42 which cites Read (2001) fig 37, no.464, who suggests a fourteenth century date.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.7 mm
Weight: 4.32 g
Diameter: 9.1 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Identified by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1153

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leeds (Metropolitan District)
District: Leeds (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Micklefield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4332
Four figure Latitude: 53.78255768
Four figure longitude: -1.34889949
1:25K map: SE4332
1:10K map: SE43SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

  • Bailey, G., 1995 Detector Finds Chelmsford: Greenlight Publishing 36, number 1

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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