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Large antique ship bells with the name, port, and sometimes the casting date are rare and worth in the thousands. Wish I could be more specific. There were a lot fewer ship bells cast than bells for public buildings and other land uses. Most were lost in sinkings or scrapped when ships were taken out of service. This ship probably served in the Persian gulf. Abangar is an Iranian (Persian) name. The tang-top mounting on the bell dates it to the 19th century, probably after 1830. Finding information on the Abangar might be difficult but would be an interesting project. I would not know where to tell you to start though. I Googled it with no results relating to a ship. Google “ship bell time” and learn the system of strikes for each half hour which is still used today. It’s interesting.