KENT-F31C8A: Hand Bell Fragment

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Unique ID: KENT-F31C8A

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of cast hand bell of probable 17th-19th century date.

Description: The fragment is roughly triangular in plan and represents a lower section of the body, part of the belt and the lip. The outer face is convex and the internal is concave. Full diameter was roughly 50mm. The belt of the bell, dividing the body from the lip is slightly cast in relief with some finishing. The bell fragment is a dark grey-green colour.

Measurements: 63.91mm wide, 44.91 high, 4.15mm thick and 47.28g in weight


Numerours various bell fragments are known from this vicinity for unknown reasons

Class: Hand Bell

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 44.91 mm
Width: 63.91 mm
Thickness: 4.15 mm
Weight: 47.28 g

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: Fragment

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ9454
Four figure Latitude: 51.25216061
Four figure longitude: 0.77859517
1:25K map: TQ9454
1:10K map: TQ95SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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