SOM-282885: Post medieval crotal bell

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BELL

Unique ID: SOM-282885

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A copper alloy post medieval crotal bell dating to the period c.AD 1600 -1800. The bell comprises two hemispherical domes with a raised circumferential join. The upper hemisphere has two circular sound holes with a rectangular suspension loop projecting from the top between them. The lower hemisphere has a long, wide sound slit with circular sound holes at either end. The lower hemisphere is decorated with a sunburst design consisting of a series of incised grooves radiating from either side of the sound slit. The founder's mark is illegible as part of the lower hemisphere is missing.

The bell is 30.34mm in diameter around the circumferential join, 45.17mm high and weighs 25.62g.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 45.17 mm
Weight: 25.62 g
Diameter: 30.34 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC no. 016346

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: New Forest (District)
To be known as: Damerham

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Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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