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Micropasts to produce 3D model of Mary Rose Bell

Earlier this year, the team at Micropasts helped to produce 3D models of three artefacts recovered during the excavation of the Mary Rose, the results of this work can be seen at maryrose.org/micropasts.


The Mary Rose Trust are very excited to be working with Micropasts again.  This time, we will be working towards the production of a 3D model of the Mary Rose bell, one of the most iconic items to have been raised from the wreck site.


You can join in with the project by visiting http://crowdsourced.micropasts.org/project/MRbell/


The Ship’s Bell (82A2297) – © Mary Rose Trust

The Ship’s Bell (82A2297)

221mm (height) x 208mm (maximum diameter)

The bell recovered from the Mary Rose was one of the last items to be recovered from the wreck site (it was found under the ship below the starboard side).  It was also the last item to be placed into the new Mary Rose Museum. At the Museum’s media launch in May 2013, the bell was processed into the museum by the ship’s company from the Navy’s latest Type 45 warship, HMS Duncan.


The bell was cast in bronze and metallurgy results showed it was made from copper (82%), tin (15%) and lead (1.7%). The Flemish inscription at the top 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.


On board ships, the bell was used to signal the time, to mark the change of the watch and as a warning, particularly to other ships in fog.


Join in the project by visiting http://crowdsourced.micropasts.org/project/MRbell/


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