LANCUM-1D3517:

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MUSKET BALL

Unique ID: LANCUM-1D3517

Object type certainty: Certain
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Lead alloy musket ball difficult to date with any accuracy they could be as early as 1600 AD or as late as 1840 AD. The ball is impacted on one edge indicating that it has been fired or rammed. The diameter is 12mm and the weight 7.43g. The weight of the shot suggests it may have been meant for firing from a pistol, small carbine or buckshot given the size (Harding, 2012, Lead Shot of the English Civil War: a Radical Study). Over 800 balls of roughly the same size and weight have been found over a period of twenty years indicating a possible skirmish site.

Class: Thomas Class E

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: 7.43 g
Diameter: 12 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 5th May 2016 - Thursday 5th May 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Stuart Noon
Identified by: Mr Stuart Noon
Secondary identifier: Mr Stuart Noon

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Ribble Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Salesbury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD6733
Four figure Latitude: 53.7922584
Four figure longitude: -2.50241327
1:25K map: SD6733
1:10K map: SD63SE
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: Minimal cultivation

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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