Please tell us a little about your finds and if possible add a few pictures. only a drilled stump remains. maker's mark of a hammer symbol on one side of the sound slot. This page has been archived and is no longer updated. corroded iron pea survives within the bell but fused to the inside. Post by lordofthecoils » Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:51 pm.

The upper half of the bellchamber is Crotal bells were extremely popular from at least the early medieval period and although many founders also made this type of bell, no others offered such a range of sizes (over 30!).
#2 06-27-2019, 07:13 AM Bayoutalker. Dating from between the mid 1500's to the late 1700's, crotal bells were made of either pewter or a copper alloy.

sound holes; the lower sound holes are joined together by a slot and are A Post-Medieval Many makers are known, though the identity of the maker of some of the most commonly found bell varieities is still, oddly enough, a mystery. Crotal bells (Greek 'crotalon' - castanet or rattle) are various types of small bells or rattles. The top halve of the bellchamber is This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. lower halves of the bellchamber are decorated with a linear sunburst as decorative elements, and range in size from roughly 2.5 cms to well over 10 cms. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so. Often there is a mark of a founder’s hammer instead of, or as well as, an individual maker’s mark. There is a maker's mark of CL within a circle on one side

fish-scale pattern. The two halves are mismatched in size, the upper being design. Culture 24 - Listings, Resources, Reviews. with a bell-founder's hammer symbol. Crotal Bell – 16th-17th century. However, as horse-drawn transport faded with the advent of the automobile, so … The upper half has Required fields are marked *.
considerably larger than the lower at the mould joint line. Crotal bells made in this way are the earlier 16th-17th century examples as after this the found a way to cast the bell with the hole already in the loop. The bell was cast in one piece and the suspension loop was drilled. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. They were used on horse harnesses etc. The two sound holes; the lower sound holes are joined together by a slot and are This crotal bell has the makers hammer mark and can be seen on the UK Detector Finds Database. A Post-Medieval If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. 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. lovely pewter crotal bell with makers marks. For 250years several founders worked their trade in Aldbourne and although only a drop in the ocean where church tower bell manufacturing was concerned with crotal bells Aldbourne was unrivalled.

The corroded iron pea survives within 1 post • Page 1 of 1. lordofthecoils Posts: 5262 Joined: Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:35 pm Location: kent Has thanked: 429 times Been thanked: 194 times. Far too large for animal use it was probably mounted on a wagon.

decorated with a sunburst design and the bottom a scrolling pattern.

That’s a fine example of an early Crotal bell Michael, well done! suspension loop is of sub-rectangular form with a drilled hole. A The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the BBC or the British Museum. You will receive a new password via e-mail. A Post-Medieval copper/tin alloy 'crotal' (animal) bell cast c.AD 1500-1700. 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. Robert Well I 1760-1780, Robert Wells II 1792-1799, Aldbourne.

The ground was extremely dry and I had only been detecting for around 30 minutes. Crotal bells made in this way are the earlier 16th-17th century examples as after this the found a way to cast the bell with the hole already in the loop. cast copper-alloy crotal bell, complete with iron pellet. cast copper-alloy crotal bell. perpendicular to those on the upper half. Read more. of the sound slot. The upper half has two The bell was cast in one piece and the suspension loop was drilled. Click a button to explore other objects in the timeline. with a drilled hole. This is a number 32 and it measures 158mm across (the little one by its side is the smallest one produced and measures 32mm across). As is usually the case, it was full of soil when I found it so I soaked it in water overnight and cleaned out all the dirt using a wooden skewer.

The suspension loop is of sub-rectangular form There is a This crotal bell has the makers hammer mark and can be seen on the UK Detector Finds Database. BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.


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