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A small, scarce and unusual Anglo Saxon bronze ornate open-work bronze bell, found in the West Midlands. SOLD
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c.7th-9th Century A.D. A scarce and unusual Anglo Saxon bronze ornate open-work bronze bell, found in the West Midlands and from a Staffordshire collection. This unusual little bronze bell differs from the more common plain examples by having a raised pyramidical suspension loop with two cross shaped punched apertures either side at its base and alternating inversions of punched out triangular designs all around. The original use for the small bell is unclear but this example seems too ornate for attaching to common livestock but may instead have been attached to a horses bridal possibly. There is a small piece of the bell missing from one side, probably plough damage sustained whilst buried in the earth and the small iron clanger has now gone but otherwise the bell is in decent overall condition and a scarce example of its type, 26mm high x 24mm wide x 20mm deep.


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