WAW-66FF57: Post Medieval cannonball (plan).

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CANNON BALL

Unique ID: WAW-66FF57

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post Medieval (late 15th to 17th century) cannon ball: It is a cast iron sphere and is 51.63mm diameter. It weighs 494g (1.09lb). The surface of the ball is corroded and appears to be stable.

The cannon ball is probably used in a Falconet cannon based on the weight and diameter of the ball. This cannon is the smallest of the cannons developed in the late 15th century and continued in use into the 17th century https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falconet_(cannon).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1475
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 494 g
Diameter: 51.63 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 19th June 2014 - Thursday 23rd April 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Rugby (District)
Parish or ward: Combe Fields (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP4080
Four figure Latitude: 52.41653996
Four figure longitude: -1.41330545
1:25K map: SP4080
1:10K map: SP48SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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