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This 9th to 10th century hand bell was recovered from Ballyclog townland, Co. Tyrone, Ireland. Ballyclog translates from Irish as ‘the district of the bell’.
Hand bells would have been used by the early christain church to summon to prayer. They were often assoicated with saints and were thought ot have miraculous powers.
This example is may of bronze. An iron clapper, which would have made the bell sound, is corroded inside.
The Ballyclog bell is on display at the Ulster Museum, Belfast. It was acquired through funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.