BH-837BE7: Medieval to post-Medieval bell

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Unique ID: BH-837BE7

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A lead-alloy bell, dating form the Medieval to post-Medieval periods.

The heavily damaged chamber has been cast in two pieces and would originally have been roughly spherical. The rounded loop is on the same alignment as a central casting seam, as is the dumbbell-shaped aperture at the base.

Width: 16.5mm; height: 19.5mm; weight: 3.27g.

The size of this bell suggests it was probably for use in falconry. A close parallel is PAS record BH-465137, from Shillington, Bedfordshire.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 19.5 mm
Width: 16.5 mm
Weight: 3.27 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 10th March 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Harvey Cross
Secondary identifier: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 14/38 - 9

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: Three Rivers (District)
To be known as: Abbots Langley

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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