Show us your non crotal bells!

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I've never managed to find a crotal bell yet but did manage to find this one on pasture down in Pembrokeshire on a farm where I have previously found Tudor hammerd coins.
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I have a few non crotal bells.
These three appear to have been decorative rather than had any actual function.
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I guess that this one is a hawking bell? It has shiny patina and seems to be of a decent metal. There are two small dimples either side of the loop. I might clear the soil out and straighten it up some - maybe it will ring once again?
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I found this little silver bell and think it is from a baby's rattle, it makes the right sound.
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And another teeny one from me found the other day, its not complete but has the pea still inside

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Steve_JT wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 8:00 pm
And another teeny one from me found the other day, its not complete but has the pea still inside

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I have just the lower half of one of those.
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So what do you think it was used for! :Thinking:
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Here’s a theory…… these smaller bells, and larger perhaps were used by people to scare off birds from precious crops, attached to sticks along with some rags to wave about

Historically people were employed for scaring birds from crops using all sorts of things, in Victorian times children were employed to do this

I suspect mainly used on animals to hear their whereabouts too

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Maybe another little hawking bell, it still works!
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This one has a really shiny green patina, I guess it's animal related?
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Had a rummage in my finds boxes

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