Bells

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No 19th Century 38-40mm x 51mm Bell Copper Alloy Kent
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51.70g . 22/05/2015 Pasture 3

A cast copper-alloy bell with a truncated conical sound chamber and an integral drilled rectangular hanger. The entire external surface of the conical section is decorated with multiple narrow flats, which run lengthwise and were produced by filing. The top is flat, plain and oval in plan, with the transverse hanger located at the centre of the major axis. The clapper is now missing, but there is a small piercing on the top of the chamber, where it was attached. A rust stain on the inside of the chamber indicates that it was made of iron. The form of the bell (flat oval top, straight-sided bell-chamber and flat, drilled suspension loop) is closely similar to that of certain hand-crafted Ottoman Empire animal bells of the 19th century, and it is therefore tentatively attributed to this period. The UKDFD is aware that other bells of similar type, offered at auction (example), have been dated to the Roman period. We believe that this dating is incorrect.


BELL
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-841EAA
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 Chronology
Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: UNKNOWN
Period to: UNKNOWN
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Height: 37 mm
Width: 27 mm
Weight: 14.5 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 cast pewter alloy bell fragment of unknown period.
 Materials and construction
Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Friday 18th November 2011
 Site
Pasture 1

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No Post Medieval 60mm x 40mm Bell Pewter/Copper Alloy Kent
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68.02g  Animal 26/08/2016 Arable 4

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No Post Medieval 33mm x 32mm Bell Pewter London
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22.80g  . . Pasture 1

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No Post Medieval 25mm* x 21mm Bell Copper Alloy Kent
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4.80g * Estimated . .

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No Post Medieval 23mm x 20mm Bell Copper Alloy Kent
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3.20g  . . Pasture 2

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No Post Medieval 20mm x 19mm Bell Copper Alloy London
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10.00g . . Pasture 1

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No c.18-20th Century 95mm* x 92mm Servant Bell Pewter Alloy Kent
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164g * Estimated 07/08/2015 Pasture 4

 
Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No c.18-20th Century Misc Bell Pewter Alloy Kent
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