DENO-E87AE7: Post Medieval Lead Shot (Dumb-bell)

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SHOT

Unique ID: DENO-E87AE7

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These seven pieces of dumb-bell shaped lead-alloy shot were recovered as part of a group of 80 pieces of lead-alloy shot and bullets recovered from one site - See DENO-E7E565 for the first entry and more detailed information on shot classification.

These seven pieces of shot have a thin cylindrical lead-alloy middle section with globular spheres at each end.

Dumb-bell shot is the most commonly found type of elongated shot. The length of the connecting stem varies and in some types is made of iron. Such a design was designed to provide increased power. See DENO-E88AC3 for dumb-bell shot with shorter waisted connecting stems which were recovered from the same site.

Dimensions:

a) Weight: 41.77g Diameter: 16.6mm Length: 37.2mm (Impacted)

b) Weight: 41.31g Diameter: 15.2mm Length: 36.2mm

c) Weight: 25.60g Diameter: 13.1mm Length: 26.3mm

d) Weight: 39.02g Diameter: 14.9mm Length: 33.6mm

e) Weight: 22.10g Diameter: 12.2mm Length: 24.9mm

f) Weight: 17.18g Diameter: 11.3mm Length: 23.5mm (Impacted)

g) Weight: 9.87g Diameter: 9.4mm Length: 20.4mm

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1600
Date to: AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 7

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Charlotte Burrill
Identified by: Ms Rachel Atherton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E6175 bag 14

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: North West Leicestershire (District)
To be known as: Castle Donington

Spatial coordinates


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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DENO
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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