Crotal Bell
Finder County Date Recorded
Hidden ESSEX Wed November 14, 2007
Recorded By Views Validated by
Hidden 928 Rod Blunt
Material Size (mm) Date
Copper alloy 35 x 29 Circa 16th - 17th century

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Description: A cast copper-alloy crotal bell with iron pea-clapper corroded to internal wall. The suspension loop is of trapezoidal form with a circular hole, which was probably drilled. Decoration appears to be limited to the bottom half, which has a fish-scale pattern. The circumferential rib between the two halves is slight.
Keywords: Crotal Bell
Object Type: Bell Object Classification: Crotal
Object Sub-classification: Object Description:
Object Inscription: Period: Post medieval
Date Range: Circa 16th - 17th century Primary Material: Copper alloy
Additional Material: Iron (pea-clapper) Method of Manufacture: Cast
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Weight (grams): Size (mm): 35 x 29
References: Comments:
Findspot: Great Tey County: ESSEX
Recorded elsewhere: Yes: PAS ESS-75C953 Finder: Hidden
Metal Detector Used: F75 Record validated by: Rod Blunt


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