YORYM-3E150A: Post-medieval : Cannonball

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CANNON BALL

Unique ID: YORYM-3E150A

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast iron cannon ball of Post-Medieval date. The cannon ball is sub-spherical and the surface is damaged with numerous score marks and pitting.

The metal is a dark blackish-grey colour with some orange iron corrosion present on the surface. The cannon ball is 61.62mm in diameter and weighs 834g. The size and weight of the ball suggests that it would fit a 'Falcon' cannon which had a 2.5 inch bore and shot a 2 pound ball.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 834 g
Diameter: 61.62 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Rania Zein-Elabdin
Identified by: Miss Rania Zein-Elabdin

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Redcar and Cleveland (Unitary Authority)
District: Redcar and Cleveland (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Guisborough (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ6319
Four figure Latitude: 54.56231888
Four figure longitude: -1.02724475
1:25K map: NZ6319
1:10K map: NZ61NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

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

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