NLM-60EB27: Possible Post-Medieval Iron Shot

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Unique ID: NLM-60EB27

Object type certainty: Possibly
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Iron possible Shot. Solid cast sphere, corroded overall promoting a dimpled appearance. If this is indeed a shot, it would be for a small and very early type of gun, probably of late 15th to 16th-century type. These might include swivelling guns mounted on the gunwhales of armed ships as anti-personnel weapons to sweep the decks of enemy vessels: the English warship Sovereign, with a displacement of no more than 1000 tons, mounted 110 serpentines in 1495. The early years of the English Civil War (1642-1651) saw a range of antiquated artillery pressed into service, but by then even the smaller guns would fire shot of at least one pound averdepois weight. Suggested date: possibly Post-Medieval, 1500-1600.

Diameter: 26.5mm, Weight: 72.65gms

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 72.65 g
Diameter: 26.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 18th April 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM25370

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Ashby (Unitary Authority Ward)

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Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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