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

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
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
Quadrangular bells cast in bronze in 1,th century CE.
The big one is 59 mm tall, the smallest is 29 mm tall.

The bells provenience is antique Vindobona (today Wien, Austria).
Under Emperor Claudius (10 B.C. - 54 A.D.) the Romans established here a permanent camp.
Roman Empire bells (1)
Round base bells cast in bronze in 1,th century CE.
The big one is 23 mm tall, the oyher is 21 mm tall.

The bells provenience is antique Vindobona (today Wien, Austria).
Under Emperor Claudius (10 B.C. - 54 A.D.) the Romans established here a permanent camp.
Roman Empire bells (2)
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