SWYOR-D0B8E1: Modern bell

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Unique ID: SWYOR-D0B8E1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A sheet silver spherical bell dating from post 1710. The bell is made in three pieces; two semi-spherical halves and a separate attachment loop which is missing. There is a small rectangular slot in the centre of the upper half for the loop to fit into. There is a slit with a sound hole at each end in the lower half. The two halves are joined at a projecting median ridge. The lower half sheet is folded over the upper half above the ridge. The bell is somewhat flattened. In the opinion of Dora Thornton, the bell is less than 300 years old, so does not need to be declared under the 1996 Treasure Act despite being made of silver.

Class: spherical

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1710
Date to: Circa AD 1950

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 9.12 mm
Weight: 1.41 g
Diameter: 14.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st March 2010 - Wednesday 21st April 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Dora Thornton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1475

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
Parish or ward: Birkin (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5227
Four figure Latitude: 53.736803
Four figure longitude: -1.213166
1:25K map: SE5227
1:10K map: SE52NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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