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MUSKET BALL

Unique ID: SWYOR-4CD354

Object type certainty: Certain
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A lead alloy musket ball. The shot is spherical. It has a diameter of 15.09mm. The ball has a smooth patina. There is a large casting spur. The colour is creamy yellow. 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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 21.14 g
Diameter: 15.09 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st 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: ch2007-19

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: SE5757
Four figure Latitude: 54.005886
Four figure longitude: -1.131811
1:25K map: SE5757
1:10K map: SE55NE
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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