Crotal Bell
Finder County Date Recorded
Hidden HERTFORDSHIRE Wed September 12, 2007
Recorded By Views Validated by
Hidden 896 Rod Blunt
Material Size (mm) Date
Copper alloy 32mm dia with 16mm x 14mm loop. Circa 18th century




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): Size (mm): 32mm dia with 16mm x 14mm loop.
References: Comments:
Findspot: Much Hadham County: HERTFORDSHIRE
Recorded elsewhere: No Finder: Hidden
Metal Detector Used: C Scope CS5MX Record validated by: Rod Blunt


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