LANCUM-D1CC15: Post-medieval cannon ball

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CANNON BALL

Unique ID: LANCUM-D1CC15

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast copper alloy ball probably of Post-Medieval date. The ball is sub-spherical and the surface is damaged with numerous score marks and pitting. It could be a cannon ball but it is unlikely to be military as the weight does not match any known type. The purpose of the ball is unknown possibly a machine part.

The diameter is 32mm and the weight 120.67g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 20.67 g
Diameter: 32 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 2nd October 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Stuart Noon
Identified by: Mr Stuart Noon

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: West Lancashire (District)
To be known as: OMSKIRK

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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