DENO-F72452: Post-medieval cannon ball

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Unique ID: DENO-F72452

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast iron ball of post medieval date (AD c.1450-c.1700). The surface is corroded and has concretions, but appears to have been well finished, with no obvious seam or sprue. The weight is 692 g, approximately 1.5 pounds, it has a diameter of 55 mm, which suggests it was fired from a Falcon or Falconet ('Identifying Cannon Balls and Musket Shot' - article by Nick Tucker in Treasure Hunting Magazine, February 1992, p 42).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 692 g
Diameter: 12.25 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 18th May 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Simon Nicholson
Identified by: Mr Simon Nicholson

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E8302

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Derbyshire (County)
District: Derbyshire Dales (District)
Parish or ward: Grindleford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK2376
Four figure Latitude: 53.2804821
Four figure longitude: -1.65651101
1:25K map: SK2376
1:10K map: SK27NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Undisturbed grassland

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Updated: 2 years ago

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