NLM-DF3B56: Post-Medieval Musket Ball

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MUSKET BALL

Unique ID: NLM-DF3B56

Object type certainty: Certain
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Lead musket ball. Cast ball with a roughened indentation possibly from use of a ramrod, and other nicks and abrasions; patinated overall. The mass, at over an ounce, suggests this to be apt to use with a smoothbore muzzle loading firearm of military specification. The proximity of a Civil War fort overlooking Trent Falls may be significant to this discovery. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1600-1800.

Diameter: 18.0mm, Weight: 32.66gms.

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 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 32.66 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 15th July 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM29519

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Alkborough

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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