[Bell Historians] An anonymous bell from 1675

Carl S Zimmerman csz_stl at swbell.net
Thu May 12 19:58:25 BST 2022

Dated 1675, and carrying a Latin religious inscription but no identification of its maker, this bell was reported as having been a ship's bell before it came ashore in Massachusetts in 1702/3.  Certainly it was used thereafter as a church bell and then as a courthouse bell; it is now a museum piece.
See the bell at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Captain_Peter_Adolph_Bell.jpgClick on the photo for a larger version; then click again for a super-large version.Follow the "file usage" link to learn more of its post-arrival history.

Would anyone care to speculate on a possible maker, or even just a probable country of origin?

Carl Scott Zimmerman, Campanologist 
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