Bronze Vessel Fragment - decoration ID

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Bronze Vessel Fragment - decoration ID

Post by oldartefact » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:20 pm

This isnt strictly an ID request because the item is what it is a fragment from a bronze vessel, however I am seeking opinions on what the decoration can tell us about the possible age of the item, interestingly it was found in an area close to where some roman bronze coins were emerging. I have also shown a close up of the rim ... which suggests to me a non-modern item. Think that the dimensions in this particular case are self-evident, and not requiired because its the decoration that is of interest here.
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Re: Bronze Vessel Fragment - decoration ID

Post by sweepstick47 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:33 pm

An interesting 'partifact'. To show my ignorance in such matters, I'll go for Saxon/Viking. A good find in my book ::g Regards ss47
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Re: Bronze Vessel Fragment - decoration ID

Post by Dave The Slave » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:50 pm

Interesting design, Viking keeps coming to mind but what do I know.
Although it`s not,reminds me of some of the 17th/18th Century designs on Crotal bells.
Intriguing.
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Re: Bronze Vessel Fragment - decoration ID

Post by Oxgirl36 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:02 pm

Dave The Slave wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:50 pm
Interesting design, Viking keeps coming to mind but what do I know.
Although it`s not,reminds me of some of the 17th/18th Century designs on Crotal bells.
Intriguing.
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Dave’s right its the lip bit at the bottom of a large crotal bell. Sorry John :-L Still very nice though ::g
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Re: Bronze Vessel Fragment - decoration ID

Post by fred » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:08 pm

The large rumbler type I think. ::g
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Re: Bronze Vessel Fragment - decoration ID

Post by oldartefact » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:29 pm

Oxgirl36 wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:02 pm
Dave The Slave wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:50 pm
Interesting design, Viking keeps coming to mind but what do I know.
Although it`s not,reminds me of some of the 17th/18th Century designs on Crotal bells.
Intriguing.
Well found ::g
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Dave’s right its the lip bit at the bottom of a large crotal bell. Sorry John :-L Still very nice though ::g
Many thanks OG and Dave ... certainly fits the bill and a brilliant ID , but how big would the bell be? A rumbler sounds massive.

I estimate that the diameter would have been about 8 cm ... and can now make out the remains of the letter E ... so job done... many manu thanks for solving the mystery
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Re: Bronze Vessel Fragment - decoration ID

Post by jsgs » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:49 pm

It is viking 2 circles and the dot

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Re: Bronze Vessel Fragment - decoration ID

Post by jsgs » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:53 pm

The Oseberg Viking ship
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Re: Bronze Vessel Fragment - decoration ID

Post by oldartefact » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:33 pm

jsgs wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:49 pm
It is viking 2 circles and the dot
wouldn't it be nice ... but deffo a crotal bell partifact
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