SWYOR-5D91DC: Post Medieval possible cannon ball

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Unique ID: SWYOR-5D91DC

Object type certainty: Possibly
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A cast iron spherical artefact, possibly a Post Medieval cannon ball, but more probably a Post Medieval to Modern crushing ball from stone crushing equipment, a mill, a bearing or a similar industrial device. The weight and size at 2.75 inches and 2lb 13 oz. fall half-way between the parameters for two known types of cannon, the Minion (3.5 inch bore, 4 lb ball) and the falcon (2.5 inch bore, 2lb ball). It is 70.1 mm in diameter and weighs 1277gm. The ball is very regular and the metal is in good condition.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1277 g
Diameter: 70.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 13th April 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2208

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE6705
Four figure Latitude: 53.53738529
Four figure longitude: -0.99053281
1:25K map: SE6705
1:10K map: SE60NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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