Does this say Mejico on the other side, height 5"?
Based on the images and the markings, this bell is from the 19th Century (1814) commemorating 1814-1816 ;however, this is souvenir Mission Bell and could be later. This is like a type used in Mexico and American states once under Spanish control, such as California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, as well as parts of Wyoming, Colorado, Oklahoma and Kansas. The originals were much largrr and were made in fairly large numbers for Catholic Missions, which were built in virtually every Spanish Colonial settlement. This would sell for $100-200 at auction.
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I think it relates to the mission Santa Clara,; however, all of these have 1814 on them, some have Mejico, some have Gabriel, some are like yours, Hererbis a link https://books.google.com/books?id=DGCDyxM268sC&pg=PA35&lpg=PA35&dq=1814+mission+bell+meaning&source=bl&ots=Te93XSWW0h&sig=wTjnWzB8Sd6e4l0uXYs3x2vSybM&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwilicGc4ODPAhVDax4KHf1pBB0Q6AEIJTAE#v=onepage&q&f=false
I'm sorry, but I can't speculate how something got somewhere. I can only give you a value and identify an object.
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This is a Mexican cast bronze mission bell. These were popular souvenirs of Mexico, in the middle of the 20th century (around 1950). Makers would bury the bells in the dirt--or sand--to artificially age them.
In 1814, Mexico passed the Constitution of Apatzigan. This was the first constitution drafted in Mexico, declaring itself an independent state. It also declared the Catholic religion to be the religion of Mexico.
The value would be approximately $100 - $150.
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OK, I've seen quite a few and they are similar. This is definitely 20th century. But I understand your concern so I'll opt out.