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CANNON BALL

Unique ID: SUSS-D5A843

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post Medieval cast iron cannon ball. The ball has a diameter of c.67mm and weighs c.2lbs (955 grams). This puts it in the category of 'falcon' which was a type commonly used during the 17th century both inland and at sea. It is flattened on one side, possibly as a result of impact during use.

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 955 g
Diameter: 67.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st March 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Mid Sussex (District)
To be known as: Balcombe

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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