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Mary Rose Bell

This is special commission by the Mary Rose Museum and it is only available from the museum.

Inscription: MCCCCCX

The bell from the Mary Rose was one of the last items to be recovered from the wreck site. It was cast in bronze which is made up of copper, tin and lead. There is just enough space to include the date on the tile but the full Flemish inscription reads ‘Ic ben ghegoten int yaer MCCCCCX’ which translates as ‘I was made in the year 1510’, the year that the Mary Rose was commissioned. The bell was used to signal the time, to mark the change of the watch and as a warning to other ships in fog.

Fixing Points: The hole at the top of the tile

Dimensions: 9cm x 10cm