SWYOR-0D82C1: Post Medieval cannon ball

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Unique ID: SWYOR-0D82C1

Object type certainty: Certain
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An iron cannon ball dating from the Post Medieval period. At 61.55mm diameter (2.4 inches) and weighing 951g (2lb, 1.5oz), it corresponds with the standard size of a Falcon cannon ball. The spherical iron ball has been coated with a preservative.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 951 g
Diameter: 61.55 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2005 - Saturday 31st December 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1817

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Rotherham (Metropolitan District)
District: Rotherham (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Thurcroft (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK4987
Four figure Latitude: 53.37759
Four figure longitude: -1.264897
1:25K map: SK4987
1:10K map: SK48NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 8 days ago

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