MUSKET BALL

Unique ID: SWYOR-4C9803

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A lead alloy musket ball. The shot is spherical. It has a diameter of 18.07mm. The ball has a very good smooth surface. It has a good patina. The colour of the ball is light brown/creamy grey. There is a big visible casting spur and possible slip. It is post medieval and probably dates from 1644. Musket balls are discussed in Courtney’s “Small Arms Accessories of the Mid-Seventeenth Century” (1988) and on page 202 of “Material Culture in London in an Age of Transition” by Geoff Egan (2005).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1644

Dimensions and weight

Weight: 30.91 g
Diameter: 18.07 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 11th August 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Chris Hall - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Chris Hall - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: ch2007-18

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire And The Humber
County: North Yorkshire
District: Harrogate
Parish: Long Marston

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE1515
Four figure Latitude: 53.631315 Four figure longitude: -1.774646
1:25K map: SE1515
1:10K map: SE11NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

Adjacent Domesday Book places

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References cited

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Created: Sunday 28th October 2007
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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