PUBLIC-4A1372:

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BELL

Unique ID: PUBLIC-4A1372

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete post-Medieval copper-alloy spherical animal 'crotal' bell (c1600-c1800).

The rectangular suspension loop at the top is 11 mm high, 17mm wide,3.9mm thick and has a rough circular shaped perforation. The upper and lower hemispheres are divided by a prominent central horizontal circumferential joining rib. At either side of the suspension loop, about half way down the side of the upper hemisphere, is a circular sound hole. Two sound holes in the lower hemisphere are integral with a sound "slit". The design is plain with the initials WK either side of the 'slit'. The iron sound 'pea' is intact and freely moving. This bell has a dark green patina.

Inscription: WK

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MODERN
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1700
Date to: Circa AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 45.5 mm
Weight: 55.5 g
Diameter: 38 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 17th October 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Allan Kissack
Identified by: Mr Allan Kissack

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: North Kesteven (District)
To be known as: North Kyme

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: Saturday 31st October 2015
Updated: Monday 2nd November 2015

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