LIN-481920: Medieval copper-alloy bell

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BELL

Unique ID: LIN-481920

Object type certainty: Certain
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A sheet copper alloy, teardrop shaped bell dating from AD 1100 - 1400. The sheet has been rolled into a cone, and four incomplete pointed tabs at the base would have been bent inwards. There is a seam along the back of the bell. The oval suspension loop is flat.

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.

Class: Annular

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 44 mm
Width: 15 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Adam Daubney
Identified by: Dr Adam Daubney

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Burgh Le Marsh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF5065
Four figure Latitude: 53.160999
Four figure longitude: 0.242117
1:25K map: TF5065
1:10K map: TF56NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 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: LIN
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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