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lmurgia
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Hi Brad,

I believe the language to be Latin. What you have is a Hemony Bell – the one you describe is commonly called “The Crone”. The base of the bells generally have words which translate “F Hemony made me in the year 1569” It is now widely accepted that the bells were not actually made that year. No one really knows the story of why the base has this saying except that it is thought to have been a copy of a prior bell. There was an excellent article about these bells in an old Bell Tower. I can look it up this weekend and copy it for you if you are interested.

Laura Murgia