YORYM-6CA699: Cannon Ball : Post-medieval : YORYM-6CA699

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CANNON BALL

Unique ID: YORYM-6CA699

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast iron cannon ball of Post-medieval date (AD 1600-1700). The object is roughly spherical and has a diameter of 55.5mm (2.2 inches). This would place the object within the diameter range of the Falcon cannon.

The Falcon cannon came into use during the latter half of the 15th Century and were mounted on four wheels to make it more mobile, they were widely used during the Civil War.

It should be noted that this object could also be a modern mill or industrial process such as a bearing or crushing ball from a large piece of machinery which, given the find spot, is a possibility.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 55.5 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Miss Ellie Cox

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Hambleton (District)
Parish or ward: Winton, Stank and Hallikeld (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4096
Four figure Latitude: 54.35796644
Four figure longitude: -1.38600112
1:25K map: SE4096
1:10K map: SE49NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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