LVPL-E1DC37: Possible demi culverin c1600-1830

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Unique ID: LVPL-E1DC37

Object type certainty: Possibly
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A possible demi culverin iron cannon ball c. 1600-1830. The ball measures 10.66cm (4.2 inches) in diameter and weighs 2154g (8lb 12oz). There is some corrosion on the object. Given its size and weight it is likely to be a demi culverin ball of the seventeenth century, which were usually 9lb with a 4.5 inch calibre. This was the standard size and weight of this type of ball right through to the nineteenth century.

However, given that the diameter and weight of the object is slightly less than the standard for this type Stephen Bull (in lit. 6.7.2016) suggests that other options might be that it is a ball from a ball mill for crushing minerals or a foreign cannon ball of unidentified type.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1830

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2154 g
Diameter: 106 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 8th April 2016 - Friday 10th June 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Susie White
Identified by: Dr Susie White
Secondary identifier: Dr Stephen Bull

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 0388

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Bunbury

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Gardening
Discovery circumstances: Found in the garden

References cited

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

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