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It's very old and got a little time-worn.
But it shows you an antique beautiful history.
It sims 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.
JIN bell
My bronze bell with clapper was cast arround the end of first millenium A.D.
Local humidity created a nice patina.

The Khmer Empire, officially the Angkor Empire was the predecessor state to modern Cambodia ("Kampuchea" or "Srok Khmer" to the Khmer people), a Hindu-Buddhist empire in Southeast Asia.
The history of Angkor as the central area of settlement of the historical kingdom of Kambujadesa is also the history of the Khmer kingdom from the 9th to the 13th centuries.
Khmere bell
A levatine area bronze bell over 4000 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 area bell
A small bronze bell cast 2.000 years ago in Levant area (maybe  Syria), 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
Lorestân bronze bell - preceding the Persian Empire.
Cast in the Zagros Mountains  in the middle of the 2nd millennium BC.
Lorestan bell
Cast: II - III century
Pyramids of Kushite – Roman period
Meroitic kingdom Nile's Sixth Cataract
Meroë bell - Sudanic region
Antique Centennial triple Bronze named Mexican Independence Bell 1811-1911
It is 7" tall
Mexican Independence 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 Peru
Un clopoţel de argint de la curtea Regele Soare (Le Roi Soleil), Ludvic al XIV-lea.
A silver bell from the Royal Palace of Sun King (Le Roi Soleil), Louis XIV.
Repousse bell
Ancient ROMAN BELL artifact - antique old music billon

Original bronze

I bought it from as an authentic ancient Roman silver billon (bronze/silver mix) bell dated 0-300 AD (more than 1700 years old). This bell has a fabulous design with engraved lines and beautiful patina. It is broken and missing its clapper but is in good condition. Measures 40mm in length. Found Liguria, Italy [Genova]. Ancient soldiers would bury their valuable treasures before a big battle hoping to return later. The items they didn't bury were often lost on the battlefield. Unfortunately many soldiers were slaughtered, but they left behind many treasures for modern man to find.
Roman bell - Liguria
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 christian's 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
Clopotele perioadei Elamite și Kassite
Cele trei clopote au fost turnate din bronz în jurul anului 800 î.Hr. în Lorestân (ținutul Lors). 
Dinastiile Elamita și Kassites au fost constituite de indo-iranieni în timpul primului mileniu î.en.

This three bronze bells were cast arround 800 BC in Lorestân (the land of Lors).
The Elamite and the Kassite dynasties were overtaken by the Indo-Iranians during the first millennium BC.
The Elamite and the Kassite bells
Mărturia Kassites – Lorestân [mileniul III î.e.n.]
A fost Mesopotamia leagănul civilizaţiei? Controversele persistă.
Clopoţelul meu din Munţii Zagros îşi strigă mut obârşia, dar şi chemarea:
"Hei! Voi, cei de astăzi! Ce şi cum aţi fi fost fără noi?"
Coroana clopoţeilor mei antici, o piesă de pe vremea când lumea punea temelia viitorului pe care îl trăim noi …
The Kassites – Lorestân
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