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This Bronze Ring with bells, cast in Haripunchai, 10,th to 11,th century A.D.
very nice patina confirm age.
Hariphunchai or Haribhunjaya (from Thai: in turn from Pali: Haribhu Jaya) was a Mon kingdom in the north of present Thailand in the centuries before the Thais moved into the area. Its capital was at Lamphun, which at the time was also called Hariphunchai.
 In 1292 the city was besieged and captured by Mangrai of the Thai kingdom of Lanna.
Haripunchai ring
Hindu Evolution bell of caste bronze containing an incised pattern with flowers.
The two side figures represents eighter the wind god Vayu and the monkey nimph Anjana - parents of the monkey god Hanuman (or Vayu and Anjana before and after being turned into a monkey).
Very old originated piece (early 11,th century)
Bid purchase.
H: 18,3 cm, diam.: 5,4 cm
Hindu Evolution bell

India - Blue bell
It's very old and got a little time-worn.
But it shows you an antique beautiful history.
It siybds dull, because of the crack as you can see on the picture.

Height : About 13.7cm
Width : About 6.2cm

Jin state was an early Iron Age state which occupied some portion of the southern Korean peninsula during the 3rd and 2nd centuries BCE, bordering the Korean kingdom Gojoseon to the north. Its capital was somewhere south of the Han River. It preceded the Samhan confederacies, each of which claimed to be successors of the Jin state.
Korean Iron bell "JIN"
A small bronze bell cast 1.800 years ago in Levant area with an unique shape

diameter: 16 and 8 mm

The Levant describes, traditionally, the Eastern Mediterranean at large, but can be used as a geographical term that denotes a large area in Western Asia formed by the lands bordering the eastern shores of the Mediterranean, roughly bounded on the north by the Taurus Mountains, on the south by the Arabian Desert, and on the west by the Mediterranean Sea, while on the east it extends towards the Zagros Mountains. The Levant includes modern Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories, similar to the historic area called Syria or Greater Syria. Occasionally Cyprus, Sinai and Iraq are included. The UCL Institute of Archeology describes the Levant as the "crossroads of western Asia, the eastern Mediterranean and northeast Africa".
The term Levant was originally applied to the "Mediterranean lands east of Italy", from the Middle French word levant meaning "the Orient". Historically, the "trade on the Levant" between Western Europe and the Ottoman Empire was of great economic importance. An imprecise term, Levant refers to an area of cultural habitation rather than to a specific geographic region, and its meaning shifts according to historical and cultural reference and preference.
Levantine bell
A levantine bronze bell over 4500 years old.
The Eerly Bronze Age (EBA) in the Levant corresponds in Egypt to the late Predynastic and Early Dynastic periods (EBI-II) and the Old Kingdom, extending across Dynasties 3-6 (EBIII). The latest urban phase of the EBA is therefore a contemporary of the so-called "Age of the Pyramids".
origin: Levant
Circa 3rd to 2nd millennium B.C.
An openwork design, visible corrosions.
H: 58 mm, 26mm diameter
Levantine bronze bell
Lorestân bronze bell - preceding the Persian Empire.
Cast in the Zagros Mountains  in the middle of the 2nd millennium BC.
Lorestan bell
The Qin state was named because the people of its homeland were called the Qin. The Qin's strength had been consolidated by Lord Shang Yang during the Warring States Period, in the 4th century BCE. In the early third century BCE, the Qin accomplished a series of swift conquests; the state subjugated the Chu, remnants of the Zhou Dynasty, and various other states to gain undisputed control of China.
Lucky bronze bell Qin dynasty


Middle Ages repousse bell
Antique Burmese bronze holy water pully bell, Mythical.
Double Cylinder Bell Bead Bronze
Old Bronze Collected In Thailand
Date: 14,th century

 For your consideration, antique Burmese bronze holy water pully, bells. According to the source believers hold spiritual  associations as for more than a century, holy water  was carried to the upper chambers of the temple where ceremonies were performed.  Acquired in our travels years ago within Burma.   The giver described this item as made of hand worked  bronze by old ways forming the elegance and details of a sacred nature.  The sound made from the bells clappers were said to be sending a message to the believed higher spiritual sources to acknowledge such ceremonies. Beautiful aged patina, sound and workmanship of a symbolic nature.

Elegant aged patina rare authentic old  piece. 

measures 15.5x7.5cms, 309 grams
Mythical Burmese bell
A bell find in Pagan Kingdom - Burma, 10,th century A.D.
It was cast from white bronze, a very rare pcs and very expendive.
The clappers (one missing) are incised with floral motives, but is broken.
High: 4,3 cm, Large: 6,3 cm
Pagan Kingdom bell
This is an old bronze bell from Peru. (aprox. sec. XII-XIV)
The handle represent a primitive god (male).  
The bell is 3.75" high, `1.75" diameter.  
The bel is in excelent condition, nice patina, no cracks or chips, original clapper, great sound.
Primitive god from Peru
The Qin state was named because the people of its homeland were called the Qin. The Qin's strength had been consolidated by Lord Shang Yang during the Warring States Period, in the 4th century BCE. In the early third century BCE, the Qin accomplished a series of swift conquests; the state subjugated the Chu, remnants of the Zhou Dynasty, and various other states to gain undisputed control of China.
Protection bells Qin dinasty
Renaissance bronze bell, approx. 1500 A.D.
Purchased from an Antique shop in Italy.
Renaissance Triple bell
A very old fragment of a bronze bell, roman period (100 - 200 A.D.), Italy
The bell was found inside the Catacombs of Rome.
Roman bronze bell
antique bell statue green bronze amulet
a very old bell with elephants and an incredible sound
aprox. 12,th century
origin: Thailand
14,5 cm tall (5.5 "), 7 cm diameter
Thai elephant bell
Bronze period in Romania is divided into Early Bronze Age (c. 3500-2200 BC), Middle Bronze Age (cca.2200 - 1600/1500 BC) and Late Bronze Age (c. 1600/1500 - 1100 BC).
Starting from late Early Bronze meet broad types of ornaments (loop rings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants) worked particularly copper, gold, silver and bronze, but also bells and other ornaments.

I dated my bell respecting the expertise of a similar piece from the Museum of Transylvania in Cluj-Napoca. 
In the absence of technical expertise, mine bell might be dated as cast anytime between c. XVI - XIII BC.

NOTE: My bell looks very much like another bronze bell, 6 x 4.5 cm size, play in the custody of the History Museum of Transylvania in Cluj-Napoca (nr. Inv. 18.533)
My bell is taller with 2 mm.
Thracian quadrangular bell
Artifact Ancient Viking Iron Neck Chain Pendant with bells

This is a very old pcs, hand made in 10,th century.
Origin: Latvia.
Viking Pendant
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