BERK-A273E0: Post-medieva; crotal: Crotal bell

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Unique ID: BERK-A273E0

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast copper alloy crotal bell of early post-medieval date. The crotal bell has an integral squared suspension loop at its apex and appears to be made from a one-piece mould, with a thick medial band to imitate the joining of the two hemispheres. Both hemispheres are decorated with the 'sunburst' pattern. A founder's hammer mark can be seen on the base of the bell just above the sounding split. An iron pea is retained inside. Later 16th to mid-17th century AD.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 48.6 mm
Weight: 60.8 g
Diameter: 37.2 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2015.470

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: West Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Enstone (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP4025
Four figure Latitude: 51.92209174
Four figure longitude: -1.41977042
1:25K map: SP4025
1:10K map: SP42NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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