WMID-67808E: Post Medieval: Musket Ball or shot

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SHOT

Unique ID: WMID-67808E

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete spherical lead alloy ball, probably a musket ball or shot, of Post Medieval dating (17th Century AD onwards).

The lead shot is sub spherical in shape. The musket ball has been flattened on one side, suggesting an impact. A casting seam is still visible. Firing marks are also visible, consisting of several shallow grooves around the circumference of the musket ball.

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

It has a diameter of 16.9 mm, and is 13.0 mm thick. It weighs 22.7 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
Thickness: 13 mm
Weight: 22.7 g
Diameter: 16.9 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: Incomplete

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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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 8 days ago

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