Monday, 15 February 2016
Ring in a new way of looking at the Hoard
The mysterious 3 pieces could be part of a hand bell. A Bishop would have to have a hand bell to call for prayer, signal a death or a baptism. Many hand bells have survived. They are described with references where they may be seen.
Probably not as mysterious as you might have believed.
So what is the explanation for this? A gaping snake is a clue to the possible origin of the Christian artwork.