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Baby elephant bell cronze cast in The Kingdom of Sukhothai, an early kingdom in the area around the city Sukhothai, in north central Thailand. The Kingdom existed from 1238 until 1438.
Sukhothai Kingdom - Siam
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
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 bell
Ancient bronze bell cast Kievan Russsia 9 - 11th century.
The shape have certain viking influences derivated from early celts.
Viking Kievan bell
Bronze bell cast in Kievan Russia 9 - 11th century.
Viking Kievan bell Q
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