Timeless are delighted to offer an unusual Roman artefact.
First produced in the Bronze Age over 3000 years ago, Rumble Bells (sometimes called crotal bells) were either strapped to a horse's harness or attached directly to a horse-drawn carriage to act as a warning to other travellers along unlit country roads.
As detectorists ourselves, we can tell you that there is nothing more pleasing than digging up a little bell such as this one and listening to it ring again for the first time in centuries.
This particular example is around 2000 years old. Now available in the Timeless Galleries
ROMAN RUMBLE BELL
Acquired by Timeless in 2019. Formerly part of an old European collection formed in the 1980s.