Crotal Bells

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
17-18th Century 27mm x 31mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy - Iron London 28/10/2011
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
None

Yes

 19.10g  01 Pasture 1 Pasture

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
17-18th Century 35mm x 45mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy Kent 30/03/2012
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
None

No

 26.90g  02 Pasture 2 Pasture

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
17-18th Century 27mm x 37mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy - Iron Kent 20/04/2012
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
None

Yes

22.50g 03 Pasture 2 Pasture

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
17-18th Century 30mm x 45mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy Kent 22/04/2012
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
None

Yes

 33.60g 04 MHF Club Dig .

A cast copper-alloy crotal bell, complete with iron pellet. The integral suspension loop is rectangular, with an as-cast aperture. Both upper and lower halves of the bellchamber are decorated with a linear sunburst design. There is a worn cartouche on one side of the sound slot, possibly with a bell-founder's hammer symbol.


Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
17-18th Century 27mm x 34mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy - Iron Kent 25/05/2012
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
None

Yes

 24.50g  05 Pasture 2 Pasture

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
17-18th Century 31mm x 31mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy London 17/06/2012
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
None

No

 18.00g 06 Pasture 1 Pasture

BELL
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-F006E2
Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
 Chronology
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Height: 39 mm
Width: 33 mm
Weight: 44.10 g
 Spatial data
Region: London (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority) 
District: Bexley (London Borough) 
Parish or ward: St. Mary's (London Borough Ward)
 Description

A Post-Medieval copper alloy 'crotal' (animal) bell cast c.AD 1500-1700. The upper half has two sound holes; the lower sound holes are joined together by a slot and are perpendicular to those on the upper half. Both halves of the bellchamber are decorated with a similar sunburst design. The corroded iron pea survives within the bell but fused to the inside. The suspension loop is of sub-rectangular form with a drilled hole. There is a maker's mark of CL within a circle on one side of the sound slot.

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 26th June 2012
 Site
Pasture 1
 Reference
07

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
16-17th Century 30mm x 31mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy Kent 05/08/2012
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
None

No

35.90g 08 MHF Club Dig .

A cast copper-alloy crotal bell. The integral suspension loop is broken, and only a drilled stump remains. The upper half of the bellchamber is decorated with a petal/sunburst design, and the lower half with a fish-scale pattern. The two halves are mismatched in size, the upper being considerably larger than the lower at the mould joint line.


Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
17-18th Century 26mm x 33mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy Kent 16/09/2012
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
None

No

 11.40g 09 MHF Club Dig .

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
17-18th Century 27mm x 35mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy - Iron Kent 05/10/2012
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
Hammer

No

 21.50g 10 MHF Club Dig .

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
17-18th Century 43-34mm x 28mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy London 21/06/2013
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
None

No

 25.90g 11 Pasture 1 Pasture

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
17-18th Century 36mm x 44mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy Kent 16/11/2013
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
None

No

 27.60g  12 SS Club Dig Pasture

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
17-18th Century 28mm x 34mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy Kent 03/08/2014
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
None

No

 18.61g  13 MHF Club Dig Pasture

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
17-18th Century 13mm x 25mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy Kent 29/03/2015
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
None

No

 20.62g 14 MHF Club Dig Pasture

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
17-18th Century 28mm x 34mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy Kent 29/12/2015
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
None

No

 17.29g  15 Pasture 2 Pasture

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
17-18th Century 37mm x 45mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy - Iron Kent 31/01/2016
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
None

Yes

 49.58g  16 MHF Club Dig Arable

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
17-18th Century 27mm 35mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy - Iron Kent 29/03/2016
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
None

Yes

 23.26g  17 MHF Club Dig Arable - In Crop

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
17-18th Century 30mm x 39mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy - Iron Kent 29/03/2016
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
None

Yes

 32.89g  18 MHF Club Dig Arable - Stubble

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
18th Century 31mm x 38mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy - Iron Kent 29/03/2016
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
RW

Yes

 33.62g  19 MHF Club Dig Arable - In Crop

Robert Well I 1760-1780, Robert Wells II 1792-1799, Aldbourne


Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
17-18th Century 32mm x 38mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy - Clay Kent 01/04/2016
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
None

Yes

 32.60g  20 Mat Dig Orchard

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
17-18th Century 27mm x 35mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy Kent 01/05/2016
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
Hammer

No

 18.10g  21 MHF Club Dig Arable - In Crop

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
17-18th Century 28mm x 34mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy - Iron Kent 04/05/2016
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
Illegible

Yes

 25.86g  22 Pasture TM Pasture

BELL
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-BB686D
Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
 Chronology
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Height: 38 mm
Weight: 33.35 g
Diameter: 31 mm
 Spatial data
Region: South East (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County) 
District: Tonbridge and Malling (District) 
Parish or ward: Stansted (Civil Parish) 
 Description

A Post-Medieval copper/tin alloy 'crotal' (animal) bell cast c.AD 1500-1700. The upper half has two sound holes; the lower sound holes are joined together by a slot and are perpendicular to those on the upper half. The top halve of the bellchamber is decorated with a sunburst design and the bottom a scrolling pattern. The corroded iron pea survives within the bell but fused to the inside. The suspension loop is of sub-rectangular form with a drilled hole. There is a maker's mark of a hammer symbol on one side of the sound slot.

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 5th May 2016
 Site
Pasture TM
 Reference
23

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
17-18th Century 31mm x 37mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy Kent 21/06/2016
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
No

No

 30.38g  24 Pasture 2a Pasture

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
17-18th Century 32mm x 40mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy Kent 04/07/2016
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
No

No

 26.94g  25 Pasture 2a Pasture

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
17-18th Century 27mm x 36mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy Kent 04/07/2016
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
No

No

15.88g  26 Pasture 2a Pasture

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
17-18th Century 29mm x 36mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy Kent 09/07/2016
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
No

No

15.16g  27 Pasture 4 Pasture

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
17-18th Century 27mm x 37mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy - Iron Kent 14/07/2016
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
Hammer

Yes

23.56g  28 Pasture 4 Pasture

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
16-17th Century 30mm x 36mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy - Iron Kent 21/08/2016
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
No

Yes

46.34g  29 MHF Club Dig Arable - Stubble

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
17-18th Century 27mm x 34mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy - Iron Kent 17/09/2016
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
No

Yes

23.63g  30 Arable 4 Arable - Stubble

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
17-18th Century 31mm x 37mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy - Iron Kent 17/09/2016
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
No

Yes

16.43g  31 Arable 4 Arable - Stubble

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
16-17th Century 30mm x 41mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy Kent 15/10/2016
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
No

No

31.13g  32 Arable 4 Arable - Stubble

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
16-17th Century 39mm x 32mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy Kent 19/03/2017
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
No

No

43.3g  33 MHF Club Dig Arable

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
17-18th Century 31mm x 30mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy Kent 07/04/2017
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
No

No

17.08g  34 Pasture 4 Pasture

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
17-18th Century 26mm x 33mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy Kent 17/09/2017
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
No

No

20.46g  35 MHF Club Dig Arable

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
16-17th Century 32mm x 38mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy Kent 17/09/2017
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
No

No

18.65g  36 MHF Club Dig Arable

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
16-18th Century 28mm x 35mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy Kent 20/08/2017
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
No

Yes

14.53g  37 MHF Club Dig Arable

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
16-18th Century 30mm x 47mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy Kent 22/09/2017
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
No

No

17.69g  38 Pasture 4 Pasture

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
18th Century 28mm x 38mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy - Iron Kent 02/10/2017
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
RW

No

 38.28g 39 Pasture 1a Pasture

Robert Well I 1760-1780, Robert Wells II 1792-1799, Aldbourne


Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
16-18th Century 30mm x 47mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy Kent 06/12/2017
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
No

No

19.91g  40 Pasture 4 Pasture

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
16-18th Century 31mm x 40mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy Kent 10/01/2018
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
No

Yes

38.87g  41 Pasture 2b Pasture

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
16-17th Century 35mm x 43mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy Kent 27/08/2018
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
Yes

Yes

52.55g  42 Saxon Shore Arable - Stubble

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
16-18th Century 27mm x 34mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy Kent 08/09/2018
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
No

No

25.29g  43 Arable 4 Arable - Stubble

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
16-18th Century 30mm x 40mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy Kent 10/10/2018
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
No

No

27.18g  44 Arable 4 Arable - Stubble

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
16-18th Century 37mm x 48mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy Kent 19/10/2018
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
No

Yes

48.98g  45 Arable 4 Arable - Stubble

Era Size Dia. x Height Type Material Found Date
16-18th Century 31mm x 39mm Crotal Bell Copper Alloy Cambridgeshire 09/12/2018
Makers Mark Rings ? Weight My Reference Dig Land Type
No

No

22.56g  46 Pink Wellies Arable - Crop

 
Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No c.16-18th Century Misc Crotal Bell Copper Alloy Kent
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