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Stolen Antique Door Knocker
« on: Dec 5th, 2002, 1:04pm »
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Stolen Antique Door Knocker


Entitled "The Adel Sanctuary Ring", the object is described as a cast bronze circular door-knocker depicting a lions head with a mans head in its mouth with moustache and ornate ‘ring’ knocker. The bronze was cast in York (diameter: 255mm, depth: 150mm). Circa 1200. It was stolen overnight September 16/17, 2002.  
Anyone with information about the theft or the whereabouts of the antique is urged to contact the West Yorkshire Police Antiques Officer, Det. Con. Mick Blackwell on 01924 292531 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting ref. AA/02/16571
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Re: Stolen Antique Door Knocker
« Reply #1 on: Mar 3rd, 2014, 6:46am »
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Just wonder why this 12 century old door knocker still being attached for door use, isn't it only good if it preserve and displayed in the museum instead. For sure many have an interest for this. The thief will just value this for huge cash and not a piece of art and history. For people out there don't put or use you think knocker like this old on your door, better use modern security lock and knocker or perhaps digital doorbell, for more idea about doors that has built in and customize knocker check http://caldwells.com/, they are even more safe and secure door.
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