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    • Broad period: MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: KENT-B09797
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
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A complete but slightly damaged, Medieval C15-C16th, copper alloy, fair size pear-shaped crotal bell as worn probably by a C15th jester.The bell has a slightly elongated, spherical shape with a long, worn through and broken suspension loop once with a rounded terminal. It has a crude cross shaped sound 'slot' at the base and a small spherical baked clay pea which still rings. There is a matt, dark brown surface with some patches of pale green matt corrosion and one or two remnant spots of gilding around the loop and the slot. This bell is likely to date to 1400-1599. Ref. Detector Find…
Created on: Friday 12th June 2015
Last updated: Monday 15th June 2015
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Record ID: NMS-F7AEB0
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Three post-medieval copper alloy crotal bells with two holes in upper half and round ended slot in base; - large but not well defined median rib. Pea, suspension loop and one side of lower half missing. Very worn, no trace of decoration. Surviving height 26mm. Diameter 29mm. - rectangular suspension loop with irregular oval hole, prominent but not well defined median rib, corroded iron pea with iron corrosion blocking the upper holes, no treace of decoration. Diameter 27mm. Height 33mm. -rectangular suspension loop with cast aperture, well defined median rib, very faint trace…
Created on: Thursday 16th October 2014
Last updated: Thursday 16th October 2014
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Record ID: LVPL-838920
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy crotal bell dating from the Medieval to the Post-Medieval Period (1100-1700). The object is spherical and consists of two halves joined by a raised median band. The upper half has two perforated circular holes on each half on the object. Each hole is in-filled with iron corrosion. On the lower half there are two circular perforations which are joined by a rectangular perforation. These are also in-filled with a compact mix of soil and iron corrosion. At the top of the object would have been a rectangular attachment loop which is missing. There is no vi…
Created on: Wednesday 11th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 11th June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Christleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-A5A8A6
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete post-medieval copper alloy crotal bell, inserted loop missing, worn remains of engraved gadroon ornament on the lower half, engraved maker's initials WG and bell founder's hammer on either side of the cleft, and an iron pea. Surviving height 39mm. Diameter 41mm. 17th - 18th century.
Created on: Friday 25th April 2014
Last updated: Friday 25th April 2014
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Record ID: NMS-A55026
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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Incomplete post-medieval copper alloy crotal bell with broken drilled loop, iron pea, cast gadroon ornament on the upper half, median ridge, scale decoration on lower half with a cast possible bust next to the basal cleft with circular terminals. Surviving height 29mm. Diameter 26mm. Mid 16th - 17th century.
Created on: Friday 25th April 2014
Last updated: Friday 25th April 2014
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Record ID: NMS-BF0021
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Small fragment of a post-medieval copper alloy crotal bell with engraved decoration, probably gadroon. All edges broken. Diameter uncertain. 16.5 x 14mm. 16th - 18th century.
Created on: Monday 15th April 2013
Last updated: Monday 15th April 2013
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Record ID: LIN-D78516
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Fragments of a medieval crotal bell, cast and made form a copper alloy. Less than half the bell remains. One fragment is worn smooth, with uneven edges. The second fragment is curved, with part of a sound hole and rim remaining. Linear patterning decorates the second fragment. Pea is missing.
Created on: Thursday 4th April 2013
Last updated: Friday 6th September 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Lincolnshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-5CC9D3
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A Medieval copper alloy animal bell (crotal bell) cast with a separate loop, circa 17th - 18th Century AD. The bell has a raised band around the middle but is cast in one piece and does not have any decoration.
Created on: Tuesday 5th March 2013
Last updated: Saturday 11th January 2014
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Record ID: LIN-915BF2
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete post-medieval copper-alloy crotal bell. The bell is spherical with a tall rectangular suspension loop. The upper hemisphere contains two sound holes. A moulded rib runs around the middle. The lower hemisphere is damaged. An iron rumbler remains in the centre.
Created on: Wednesday 1st February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 1st February 2012
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Record ID: DEV-654D27
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
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Copper alloy crotal bell, 17th century. The bell is cast and joined together creating a raised median band. The top of the bell has two circular sound holes with single linear lined decoration in the form of a sunburst. The bottom halve of the bell can not be seen. Damage to the crotal bell has left a crack from one of the sound holes, down through the median band and into the base halve.
Created on: Thursday 24th February 2011
Last updated: Thursday 23rd January 2014
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Record ID: NARC-3BE2D5
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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Cast copper alloy crotal bell. Incomplete. A square suspension loop 10mm wide, 8mm high and 3.5mm thick with a circular hole which is 4mm in diameter. The bell is broken across a roughly horizontal axis, with a small portion of the central raised band visible. two sound holes are positioned on the upper half and are 3.5mm in diameter. The body of the bell itself is 24mm in diameter. The bell is worn but there is evidence that the upper half of the bell had a sun-burst pattern, with deep grooves running vertically down the body, stopping at the central ridge.
Created on: Wednesday 17th November 2010
Last updated: Friday 19th November 2010
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Record ID: NARC-930FF4
Object type: CROTAL BELL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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Large crotal bell made from sheet copper alloy. Medieval. Sub-circular in shape with a seam around the central horizontal axis. No sound holes in the upper half. Two sound holes connexted by a slot on the underside of the lower half. No decoration. The suspension loop is made of a strip of copper alloy curled into a loop. Crotal bells of this type are common to the 13th to 15th centuries.
Created on: Thursday 11th March 2010
Last updated: Friday 31st July 2015
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Record ID: NARC-92C9B2
Object type: CROTAL BELL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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Small cast copper alloy crotal bell. Cast in two pieces with a central casting rim around the diameter. No decoration. Two sound holes on the top half, and two sound holes connected by a slot on the underside of the bottom half. The pea is missing. The suspension loop is square. Crotal bells of this style were commonly used as dress accessories in the 13th to 15th centuries.
Created on: Thursday 11th March 2010
Last updated: Friday 31st July 2015
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Record ID: NLM-727923
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy. Crotal Bell. Fragment of cast crotal bell, includes about a quarter of bell, a medial circumferential rib, and a fragment of an integral suspension loop; a perforation appears to be damage. Suggested date: Medieval, 1200-1500. Ht: 26.05mm, D: 29.22mm, Th: 0.94mm. Wt: 9.81 gms.
Created on: Thursday 15th October 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winteringham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-82D3D2
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy crotal bell. The bell is spherical with a pronounced rib around the waist. There are two holes above and the traditional two holes joined by a channel below. There is an integral rectangular loop at the top.
Created on: Thursday 23rd July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMS-E8ED85
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gilt pendent rumbler bell, made from a piece of sheet with a butt seam and four cuts at the base, which is drop-shaped. The pale grey pea may be lead or stone. Perhaps a harness pendant. Height 54mm. Maximum diameter 19mm. A very large example, cf. Ottaway and Rogers 2002, 2947, fig. 1515 no. 14490 and Ivens et al. 1995, fig. 152 no. 54. 12th – 13th century.
Created on: Thursday 28th May 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Beachamwell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-A1E841
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy crotal bell. The bell has a moulded mid rib and a rectangular loop at the top. The lower hemisphere is decorated with ribbing and has the usual two holes and connecting chamber.
Created on: Monday 6th October 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LIN-8F3034
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy crotal bell. The bell has a moulded midrib and a square loop at the top. The lower hemisphere is decorated with incised motifs.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd September 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LIN-0D87E2
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy crotal bell, decorated with incised swags, mid-rib and integral square loop at the top. There are two holes at the bottom connected by a chamber. The lower half bears the intials WG.
Created on: Wednesday 17th September 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LIN-0D7464
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy crotal bell, decorated with incised swags, mid-rib and integral square loop at the top. There are two holes at the bottom connected by a chamber.
Created on: Wednesday 17th September 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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