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Souvenir Brass Bell~GERMAN or RUSSIAN?~Good Size( approximately 4+1/2-5 inches

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Posted 5 years ago


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I love Cats, and I love bells
I have a small collection of them,( 2 Cats, a dozen or so bells )
I don't keep them all, ( I don't keep all of the bells, that is )
but some I just can't part with
I picked this one up because I was curious about it
it's more imposing than most of the others
brass, or bronze?, don't know, and I don't know what it celebrates
but does it ring a bell with any of you ?( couldn't help it, sorry )
Thank You,
didn't know what category it fit into, so I'm calling it 'multi-category'

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  1. Militarist Militarist, 5 years ago
    The letters look Russian
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    I agree with Militarist. The dedication is written in old Cyrillic.
    But there's a twist here!
    The coat of arms is that of Novgorad: Argent a throne with three candles on chief and a sceptre and episcopal cross in saltire all proper, dexter and sinister two bears respectant sable, on a base azure two fish naiant respectant argent.

    Novgorod is the "Motherland of Russia".
    It is also the centre of Orthodox Russia.
    In 2009 they celebrated 1150 years of history.

    Bells play an important part in Russian history.
    Is it a replica of the veche bell removed from Novgorod to Moscow in 1478?

    A stone bell-tower for five bells was built during the fifteenth century. Its largest bell now stands on the ground near by after its “ears” were removed as “punishment” by Ivan III for warning the people of Novgorod of Ivan’s approach to the city during Ivan’s conquest of the independent Republic in 1570. The “ears” are the stubs at the top of a bell from which it is hung in a belfry, and without the “ears” the bell cannot be hung and rung. Ivan had silenced the bell.

    Perhaps someone can tell us more about what the dedication in Old Cyrillic does mean?

  3. Budek Budek, 5 years ago
    Thanks to Tony, Kevin, Militarist and Tom for the information and love.
  4. Budek Budek, 5 years ago
    Thanks for the love Petey

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