SWYOR-4C9803: musket ball ch2007-18

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MUSKET BALL

Unique ID: SWYOR-4C9803

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

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
Date from: Circa AD 1644
Date from certainty: Certain

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 30.91 g
Diameter: 18.07 mm

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Chris Hall
Identified by: Mr Chris Hall

Other reference numbers

Other reference: ch2007-18

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Harrogate (District)
Parish or ward: Long Marston (Civil Parish)

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

General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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

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