KENT-1EABA5: Medieval copper alloy bell

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BELL

Unique ID: KENT-1EABA5

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A Medieval incomplete copper alloy teardrop crotal bell dating from the 13th to 14th Century. The bell is made from a single sheet of copper alloy that has been rolled to form a conical shape with an integral flat circular knop, incorporating the suspension loop, at its apex. The bottom is damaged but would have been formed of four lobed-shaped terminals folded in on each other at the base to make a sounding hole. Crotal bells are recognised as horse harness decorations.

Similar examples have been recorded as LEIC-94A8ED, SF-CF7E41, HAMP-432557, and BERK-C845BD.

Height: 36.5mm, width: 14.02mm, thickness: 0.44mm, weight: 4.52g.

Class: HARNESS

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 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 36.5 mm
Width: 14.02 mm
Thickness: 0.44 mm
Weight: 4.52 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Mags Erwin
Identified by: Ms Mags Erwin
Secondary identifier: Miss Jennifer Jackson

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Thanet (District)
Parish or ward: Broadstairs and St. Peters (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR3668
Four figure Latitude: 51.3620083
Four figure longitude: 1.38867296
1:25K map: TR3668
1:10K map: TR36NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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