WMID-675823: Post Medieval: Musket Ball or shot

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SHOT

Unique ID: WMID-675823

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete spherical lead alloy ball, probably a musket ball or shot, of Post Medieval dating (17th Century AD onwards). A casting seam is present around the mid point of the musket shot.

The lead shot is spherical in shape.

It is a light to mid grey colour with an even surface patina.

It has a diameter of 14.1 mm and weighs 15.2 grams.

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 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 15.2 g
Diameter: 14.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 12th October 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Stafford (District)
Parish or ward: Tixall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ9623
Four figure Latitude: 52.80453802
Four figure longitude: -2.06077513
1:25K map: SJ9623
1:10K map: SJ92SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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