SUR-476322: Medieval: Bell

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Unique ID: SUR-476322

Object type certainty: Certain
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A small cast tin bell of medieval date, for use on dress. The bell is square in plan with four petals which have been bent back to retain a pea (which is not visible). The sides are each covered in cast decoration which comprises descending lines and rows of conjoined pellets.

The bell is similar to those from London shown in Dress Accessories, nos.1668-1670.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1350

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.58 mm
Width: 16.75 mm
Weight: 4.29 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st December 2011 - Saturday 31st December 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr David W Williams
Identified by: Mr David W Williams

Other reference numbers

Other reference: B12-92

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Theale (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6871
Four figure Latitude: 51.433929
Four figure longitude: -1.023174
1:25K map: SU6871
1:10K map: SU67SE
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: SUR
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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