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Discovered at Edinburgh Castle, bells like this small, copper-alloy bell were used for religious services from the 1200s. This example was discovered during archaeological excavations between 1989–91.
Similar bells discovered from the 800s to 900s suggest these bells were also used for other non-religious purposes. A later example from Norwich has been interpreted as a possible harness bell - a small bell attached to the harness rope of a riding-horse.
With a cone shape, this bell is broken around its open-mouthed rim. The loop used to hang the bell is flat. No trace of the bell clapper, the part used to ring the bell, remains.
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30 x 32mm
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