Small Object Bell Shaped

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Small Object Bell Shaped

Post by Dakaras » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:26 pm

Hi all
I wonder if any of you good people have an idea on this.

Found today 3 inches down in pasture, gave a good clear tone of 83 on Garrett 300i Jewelery setting, sensitivity down 1 notch.

I though at first it was a small bell but as you can see from the inside shot nothing to attach a clacker to.

The small bit at the top has no holes to hang it. The engarving is pretty basis and the same both sides. Ive put it next to 50p for scale.

It almost reminds me of a candle snuffer, but ive had a google and cant find anything similar
The area is close to old hill fort that was also used by romans

Thanks in advance
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Re: Small Object Bell Shaped

Post by Bargeman » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:32 pm

Candle snuffer?
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Re: Small Object Bell Shaped

Post by Dakaras » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:47 pm

Bargeman wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:32 pm
Candle snuffer?
Thats all I can think but no sign of how it attached to a handle/

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Re: Small Object Bell Shaped

Post by thefiggis » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:10 am

Candle snuffer gets my vote, too. They didn't all have handles attached and yours has a small flat finial at the top for holding between fingers. Nice find.
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Re: Small Object Bell Shaped

Post by cookertron » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:52 am

Surely the point of a candle snuffer was to put candles out that were high up. If the snuffer could be held in the hand then somebody could just blow it out?
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Re: Small Object Bell Shaped

Post by john Colin » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:16 am

cookertron wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:52 am
Surely the point of a candle snuffer was to put candles out that were high up. If the snuffer could be held in the hand then somebody could just blow it out?
I recently found a small candle snuffer which would have had a small handle to hold by the finger and thumb, I guess if you had half a dozen candles to extinguish you would require a quick and efficient way without blowing wax everywhere, (see link).

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Re: Small Object Bell Shaped

Post by thefiggis » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:07 pm

A quick search on google images for 'medieval candle snuffer' provides plenty of examples of hand-held snuffers.
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