SOM-F003F5: Post Medieval to Modern bell

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Unique ID: SOM-F003F5

Object type certainty: Certain
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Cast bell probably dating to the 16th century or later, probably in a lead-tin-copper alloy. The bell was originally oval or spherical and cast as one piece with a vertical seam which expandes into a loop at the top and a fait horizontal seam around the centre. There is a sound slot at the bottom with circular terminals. It is now distorted in shape with the slot pulled wider and the pea is missing. It is 18.4mm long, 15.1mm wide, 17.1mm thick and weighs 3.76 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.4 mm
Width: 15.1 mm
Thickness: 17.1 mm
Weight: 3.76 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 5th January 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Katherine Stobbart
Identified by: Miss Mariola Glowacka

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC 020621

Materials and construction

Primary material: Tin or tin alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Somerset (Unitary Authority)
District: North Somerset (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Blagdon

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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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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