DEV-0CF913: Post medieval shot

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Unique ID: DEV-0CF913

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An assemblage of eight post medieval musket balls and smaller shot dating to c. AD 1600-1700.

One larger musket ball appears to have been fired, with a compression and irregularity in its surface. The remainder appear unfired. They range in size from 17.9mm to 10.1mm in diameter and 35 to 5.7g in weight. The smallest shot may have been intended for handguns or pistols while the larger shot could have been used in muskets although their weight is slightly short. Foard (2008) does, however, point out that smaller shot would have been effective in larger bore weapons and that an irregular sized selection of shot is characteristic of a possible Civil War site. 

Measurements: combined weight 148g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 8
Weight: 148 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st June 2021 - Saturday 4th September 2021

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt 019636

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: South Hams (District)
Parish or ward: Stoke Fleming (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX8749
Four figure Latitude: 50.33006171
Four figure longitude: -3.58897325
1:25K map: SX8749
1:10K map: SX89SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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