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Thai Amulet Coin 3 BUDDHA BELL SHAPE 
Thai Copper Pendant

Thai people believe Buddha is good everything will unexpectedly happen to you. Amulets will bring prosperity and ensure success in life, good wealth, luck, love, charm, business, life protection, and good success. While also, can prevent the ghosts, all black magic, rituals, superstition, avoid from danger because all Thai amulets come in a variety of different materials such as limestone, plaster, wood, glass, metal, precious stone, gold and silver and even a greater variety of shapes and sizes. Some may contain the ash from bone, incenses burner or old temple buildings, or the dirt from specific graveyards, while others may hold  pollen, clay, baked clay, herbs, and yet others may contain monk's ropes, hair, saliva or drops of blood from a famous monk, the later is believed to add further protection power to the amulet for worship.
Triple Buddha amulet
The bell depict a Japanese ogre (oni).
Onigawara are a type of ornamentation in Japanese architecture.
Tōdai-ji (東大寺, Eastern Great Temple) is a Buddhist temple complex that was once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, located in the city of Nara, Japan. The temple was finalised in 754.
The name Tōdai-ji (東大寺) is written on the bell reverse.
The bell is 3" tall and made from black clay.

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"Amuleta norocoasă Căpcăunul de la Tōdai-ji"
Clopotul are desenat pe o faţă un căpcăun japonez (oni), o făptură mitică.
Onigawara este un tip de ornamentaţie în arhitectura japoneză.
Tōdai-ji (東大寺, Templul Mare de Est) este un templu budist, care a fost odată unul dintre cele șapte mari temple puternice, situate în orașul Nara, Japonia. Templul a fost finalizat în 754.
Numele Tōdai-ji (東大寺) este scris pe spatele clopotului.
Clopotul este confecţionat din argilă neagră şi are 7,62 cm înălţime.
Tōdai-ji 'Onigawara' ogre

Valdai and Kasimov bell
In Pagan folklore the ring of a bell is symbolic of creative forces, evoking good energy, and clear thoughts. For this reason, the bell has long been believed to repel evil spirits, and as such "witches' bells" would be hung upon doors and other entry ways to protect the home.
Can be hung in two ways; at the top is a high quality swivel lobster clasp to make it easy to clip-on to a suitable hanging source (the clasp opens to a maximum of 5mm) but there is also a red nylon cord for placing over larger door handles and so forth. I have used red cord because of the colour's Wiccan association with energy.
Keys are considered symbols of good luck in folklore across the world, but I have specifically used one here because keys also symbolise the opening and closing of powers; in this case and context, the opening of good powers and the closing of bad ones.
Witches Bells Keychain
Clopot de bronz. 
Totem din cultura YORUBA (Nigeria centrală). Turnat probabil secolele. 18 - 19.
Religia Yoruba cuprinde conceptele religioase și spirituale tradiționale și practica poporului yoruba. Localizarea sa este în sud-vestul Nigeriei și în zonele învecinate din Benin și Togo, cunoscute sub numele de Yorubaland.
Un cadou original şi preţios de la colega mea Nusia.

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Bronze bell. Totem from the YORUBA culture (Central Nigeria). Probably cast 18th - 19th centuries.
The Yoruba religion comprises the traditional religious and spiritual concepts and practice of the Yoruba people. Its homeland is in present-day Southwestern Nigeria and the adjoining parts of Benin and Togo, commonly known as Yorubaland.
An original and precious gift from my colleague Nusia.
Yoruba bell
Zhong (Wade-Giles romanization chung), Chinese clapperless bronze bells produced mainly during the late Zhou (c. 600–255 bc) dynasty and used as a percussion instrument in ancient China. Although the term also denotes the religious bells used daily in Buddhist temples.

Made of clay in Neolithic times, the zhong was crafted in bronze during the Shang dynasty (c. 1600–1066 bc). In performance the early zhong was either held by hand or placed on a seat with its mouth upward and struck with a mallet. This kind of zhong is also called nao in order to differentiate it from the suspended type.

The suspended bells fall into two main categories: those with a straight handle plus a lug at the top, which are suspended slantwise on a wooden frame, are called yongzhong; those having a ring that allows for vertical suspension are called niuzhong. The earliest known yongzhong dates to the 10th century bc, and the earliest niuzhong to the 8th century bc. At the time, the shape of both the yongzhong and the niuzhong was not round but rather like a squashed cylinder or two tiles attached on three sides. A large and single zhong, usually of the bo variety (having a loop top, a flat bottom rim, and a rounder body shape), is considered a tezhong (“special bell”).

My temple bell was cast XIV century a.D. and is 33 cm tall.
Zhong
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