IOW-A27CBF: Post-Medieval: Animal (crotal) Bell

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BELL

Unique ID: IOW-A27CBF

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete and worn post-Medieval copper-alloy spherical animal 'crotal' bell (1600-1800).

The sub-rectangular suspension loop at the top is about 12.5mm long, 11.7mm wide, 4.0mm thick and has a 'D'-shaped aperture. The upper and lower hemispheres are divided by a prominent horizontal circumferential joining rib. At each side of the suspension loop, about half way down the side of the upper hemisphere, is a circular sound hole. Two sound holes in the lower hemisphere are integral with a sound 'slit'. The upper and lower hemispheres are plain. A corroded irregular shaped iron sound-'pea' is intact and freely moving within.

This bell is reddish brown and off-white with a patchy dull green patina.

Height: 39.0mm; diameter: 27.8mm. Weight: 24.74g.

Class: Cast spherical

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1600
Date to: Exactly AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 39 mm
Weight: 24.74 g
Diameter: 27.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 17th April 2019 - Wednesday 17th April 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-1-79

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 30 days ago
Updated: 29 days ago

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