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Bronze bell cast arround the date of the Second Council of Nicaea met in 787
Bell high = 27 mm, [38mm total,  38mm dimeter at base], with a very nice patina, no clapper.
Byzantine bell
Black Sea area. Cast circa 500-400 BC. Ancient Celtic bronze bell Proto Money.
Rare example of the wide variety of Celtic bronze Proto-Money, used as currency before the introduction of the coins in the Eastern Danube region and the Black sea area by the Eastern Celts.
Beautiful patina.
Length: 22 mm.
Origin: aquisition from Ancient Caesar House US - 2009
Celtic Bell Proto Money
Clopoţei de bronz turnaţi de celţii dunăreni în sec. III - II BC

În decursul ultimelor cinci secole î.Hr. celții s-au răspândit în toată Europa Centrală. Astfel, există urme arheologice de așezări celte din secolul al III-lea î.Hr. și în spațiul carpato-dunărean, de exemplu în România, în Transilvania la Fântânele, Oradea, Ciumești, Silivaș, Apahida.

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Two bronze bells poured by the Danube Celts in 300 to 200 BC (uncleaned)

During the last five centuries BC Celts have spread throughout Central Europe. Thus, there are archaeological traces of Celtic settlements from the third century BC and in the Carpatho-Danubian space, for example in Romania, in Transylvania at Fântânele, Oradea, Ciumeşti, Silivaş, Apahida.
Celtic bronze bells
Ancient Celtic Proto Money Pendant 
Bronze, Circa 600 BC Very Rare
weight-8,78gr - diameter-24mm - height-40mm
Celtic pendant
Ancient bronze bell with ornate embossed and circle design around a pear shape bell.
Origin: China Sui Dinasty
Cast: VI to VIII century a.D.
68mm tall, approx 52mm max. diameter, nice unusual item green tinge to bell
Spiral and floral reliefs.
China pear bell
Chu Gong Jia yongzhong is stylistically datable to arround the first half of the ninth century B.C.
It belong to Chu Culture - Eastern Zhou period as a bel yongzhong type.

Description
Height: 14cm / 5.5inch
Weight: 267g
Materials: Pure Copper
Condition: Very Good

My bell looks like the chime bells of Tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng.
Chu Gong Jia yongzhong
I believe it is cast iron but it could be another cast metal. Measures 140 mm tall.   
It is a very odd little bell with the dinger on the outside.  
The construction looks to be old, aprox 2,nd century a.D.
Another one like this was find in Pompeii, gold cast. 
I suspect it is so the bell can be used as a candle snuffer.  
It looks like it may have been used for that purpose.  
The handle appears to be a crane.
Crane Bell
A bronze bell cast in Dacia Romana (2,nd to 3,rd century C.e.).

Diameter - 30 / 26 mm;
Height - 49 mm;
Weight - 32,12 grams.

Aquired by an eBay auction from Germany.
Dacia Romana bell
Iron bell cast in proto-money time.
Such bells was used as proto-money during 8th to 4,th century B.C.
Found in central Austria.

Diameter - 38 / 30;
Height - 52 mm;
Weight - 40,18 g;
Danube Celts bell
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