KENT-71B3F7: Bell

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BELL

Unique ID: KENT-71B3F7

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A complete worn cast copper-alloy crotal bell of Post Medieval date c.AD 1500-1700.

The bell comprises two hemispherical domes divided horizontally by a circumferential ridge. The upper hemisphere has two circular sound holes. A square integral cast suspension loop projects from the apex of the upper dome, with bevelled hole and bevelled sides. The top of the suspension loop is slightly miss-shapen. The lower hemisphere has a long, thin sound slit with circular holes at the ends. The inner iron ball or clapper is in situ. There is decoraton formed of incised lines unevenly spaced and cut on both hemispheres. On the base of one side of the bell is an incised letter T, a makers mark.

Dimensions: Height 37.89mm, width 27.89mm (diameter of the bell's body) and 22.93g in weight.

Notes:

This is of a ubiquitous type, see KENT-5A3E98 and KENT-89F689 for some in county examples

Class: Cast Spherical

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 37.89 mm
Width: 27.89 mm
Weight: 22.93 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Vikki Brereton
Identified by: Miss Vikki Brereton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Gravesham (District)
Parish or ward: Cobham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ6469
Four figure Latitude: 51.39633345
Four figure longitude: 0.3560234
1:25K map: TQ6469
1:10K map: TQ66NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

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

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