SF-ECD886: Bell

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BELL

Unique ID: SF-ECD886

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete copper-alloy hexagonal norse clapper bell of Early Medieval date. It is missing the clapper due to old breaks, now worn.

The sides are divided into six evenly spaced straight faces with shallow U-shaped notches at the base. The front face is decorated with incised longitudinal lines at the casting seams. At the top there is an integrally cast rectangular suspension loop with a central circular hole. Inside the bell are traces of iron corrosion, probably from the now missing clapper.

This bell measures 28.92mm in height, 23.77mm in length, 20.43mm in width, 1.47mm in thickness, 10.26g in weight.

There are similar examples recorded on the PAS database (LIN-E4CF66), (NMS-906EA4), (NMS-116451), (PUBLIC-4EFBB6).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 750
Date to: Circa AD 1066

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23.77 mm
Height: 28.92 mm
Width: 20.43 mm
Thickness: 1.47 mm
Weight: 10.26 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st February 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Gemma Stewart
Identified by: Miss Gemma Stewart

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Beyton

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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