KENT-4CEE61: Cast spherical crotal bell

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BELL

Unique ID: KENT-4CEE61

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast copper-alloy Post Medieval (c. 1600-1800) cast round (crotal) bell.

Description: The bell comprises two hemispherical domes divided horizontally by a circumferential ridge. The upper hemisphere has two circular sound holes/ A relatively large suspension loop projects from the apex of the upper dome, with integrally cast hole. The lower hemisphere has a long, wide sound slit with circular holes at the ends. Both hemispheres are undecorated. The bell's Iron pea survives within the bell. Mostly a dark green colour with sparse patches of light green and dark brown especially on the upper hemisphere.

Measurements: 35.97mm high (26.65mm without suspension loop), 27.95mm in circumference and 24.78g in weight.

Discussion: Chris Rudd (2005) suggests a date of 17-18th centuries AD, based on the one piece design and integrally cast undrilled suspension loop and undecorated hemispheres.

Class: Cast Round

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 35.97 mm
Weight: 24.78 g
Diameter: 27.95 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ6463
Four figure Latitude: 51.34242905
Four figure longitude: 0.35325746
1:25K map: TQ6463
1:10K map: TQ66SW
What3Words: colleague.hint.figure
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: Monday 16th October 2017
Updated: Monday 16th October 2017

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