GLO-A2F9C6: GLO-A2F9C6 Post medieval cannon ball

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CANNON BALL

Unique ID: GLO-A2F9C6

Object type certainty: Certain
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Solid cast cannon ball that is made of iron and weighs 8 lb and is 4" in diameter. Such cannon balls would most likely be used by a type of cannon called a demi-culverin. The Demi-culverin was a large artillery piece that because of its effective range and power was often used in sieges and building demolition.

This cannonball particularly interesting as it comes from an area where the royalists were thought to have been encamped during the battle of Highnam in 1643

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1643

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3628 g
Diameter: 112 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st May 2014 - Friday 1st August 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Kurt Adams
Identified by: Mr Kurt Adams

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gloucestershire (County)
District: Tewkesbury (District)
To be known as: Forest of Dean

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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