The "Ovidiu Oana" private bell collection
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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.
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