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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.
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