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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
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

David's Star
Iron bell from China, aprox. 1200 a.D.
H: 98 mm
Dragon bell
Name :      - Laran's Helmet bell.

Origin:       - Cyprus.
Acquired:    - Gift from Dr. Popovici Florin.

Laran was the etruscan god of war. In art, he was portrayed as a naked young man with a helmet and a spear. Laran's consort was Turan - The goddess of love.

Etruscan civilization is the modern English name given to the culture and way of life of a people of ancient Italy and Corsica whom the ancient Romans called Etrusci or Tusci.
Period: 1200 BC to 550 BC
Etruscan Helmet bell
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
6"old Chinese Hongshan culture  bell
Old jade master carving beast statue

The Hongshan culture (simplified Chinese: 红山文化; traditional Chinese: 紅山文化; pinyin: Hóngshān wénhuà) was a Neolithic culture in the Liao river basin. Hongshan sites have been found in an area stretching from Inner Mongolia to Liaoning, and dated from about 4700 to 2900 BC.[1]

The culture is named after Hongshanhou (simplified Chinese: 红山後; traditional Chinese: 紅山後; pinyin: Hóngshānhòu), a site in Hongshan District, Chifeng. The Hongshanhou site was discovered by the Japanese archaeologist Torii Ryūzō in 1908 and extensively excavated in 1935 by Kōsaku Hamada and Mizuno Seiichi.[2]

Hongshan burial artifacts include some of the earliest known examples of jade working. The Hongshan culture is known for its jade pig dragons and embryo dragons. Clay figurines, including figurines of pregnant women, are also found throughout Hongshan sites.
Hongshan jade bell
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