YORYM-E51788: Medieval : Bell

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BELL

Unique ID: YORYM-E51788

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete lead bell of medieval date. The bell is sub-spherical with four integrally cast petal-like expansions from the base and a loop at the apex. The surface is decorated with a raised design which represents the midrib and veins of a leaf. The pea remains within the bell.

The metal is a light brownish-white colour and is worn. The bell 21.3mm long, 14.6mm wide, 11.4mm thick and weighs 6.2g.

Similar examples have been recorded on the PAS database. For examples see: YORYM-747851 and SWYOR-F92A53. Four examples from London (Egan and Pritchard 1991, nos. 1668-71) were all made from tin, and found in contexts of ceramic phase 7 (c. 1200-c. 1230) and 9 (c. 1270-c. 1350).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.3 mm
Width: 14.6 mm
Thickness: 11.4 mm
Weight: 6.2 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E04582

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Yapham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE7852
Four figure Latitude: 53.95821732
Four figure longitude: -0.81274754
1:25K map: SE7852
1:10K map: SE75SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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