Crotal Bell
Finder County Date Recorded
Hidden WILTSHIRE Sat February 16, 2008
Recorded By Views Validated by
Hidden 631 John Mills
Material Size (mm) Date
Copper alloy 41.3mm dia. Circa 18th century

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Description: A cast copper-alloy crotal bell with iron pea-clapper in situ. The suspension loop is rectangular with an as-cast aperture. The upper half of the bellchamber is undecorated, and the lower half has a sunburst design. At the centre of the base, on one side of the sound slit, there is a semi-circle with a T-shaped mark, which is possibly a bell-founder's hammer symbol.
Keywords: Crotal Bell
Object Type: Crotal Bell Object Classification:
Object Sub-classification: Object Description:
Object Inscription: Period: Post medieval
Date Range: Circa 18th century Primary Material: Copper alloy
Additional Material: Iron (pea clapper) Method of Manufacture: Cast
Surface Treatment:
Weight (grams): 61.25g Size (mm): 41.3mm dia.
References: Comments:
Findspot: Near Pewsey County: WILTSHIRE
Recorded elsewhere: Yes. PAS: WILT-87F921 Finder: Hidden
Metal Detector Used: Whites XLT Record validated by: John Mills


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