IOW-E26460: IOW-E26460 Post-Medieval Animal 'Crotal' Bell

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BELL

Unique ID: IOW-E26460

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An incomplete post-Medieval cast white metal spherical animal 'crotal' bell (1600-1800 AD).
The sub-rectangular suspension loop at the top is 10.93mm high, 9.21mm wide and 2.86.mm thick and has circular perforation. The upper and lower hemispheres are divided equally by a horizontal circumferential joining rib. At either side of the suspension loop there is a circular sound hole. Prior to being broken there were two sound holes integral with a slit in the lower hemisphere. When complete, each hemisphere was decorated with four equally spaced triple ridged bands aligned vertically.
The bell has a greenish silvery appearance and the breaks appear to be recent. The joining rib has numerous vertical file marks.
Height: 40.10mm; diameter: 35.78mm. Weight: 22.07g.

Class: cast spherical

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1600
Date to: Exactly AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 40.1 mm
Weight: 22.07 g
Diameter: 35.78 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 21st March 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2012-4-138

Materials and construction

Primary material: White metal
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: Saturday 24th March 2012
Updated: Sunday 25th March 2012

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