Re: Re: four evangelists bell
I think originally some of these bells may have been used as altar bells or for various ceremonies in a church environment.
Since that time, they have also been produced as souvenirs and for collectors.
Since metal bells are very durable, it’s sometimes hard to tell the difference.
The older ones tend to be bronze rather than brass and to be somewhat heavier, but there are many variations, so a provenance always helps.