Hawking bell found by teasure hunter in Derbyshire, England

"I have found quite a lot of treasure items over the years and have a few reference books so as soon as I scraped off the mud I knew it was a hawking bell," said metal detectorist Adam Staples last year when he discovered the 500-year-old bell in a Melbourne, England field. "It's a lovely object."

The silver bell, which would have been used to track hunting falcons in the 15th or 16th century, was sent to the British Museum in London for authentication. Officials at the Derby Museum have expressed an interest in buying the piece from Staples.