LVPL-C528F4: Post-medieval cannon ball

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Unique ID: LVPL-C528F4

Object type certainty: Certain
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An iron cannon ball of possible Civil War date. The ball measures 73mm in diameter and weighs 1642g / 3lb 9.9oz. The ball is stamped with a mark which is worn and unclear, possibly 2G. The object is iron however corrosion has been cleaned off leaving it a mid-grey colour with light brown patches and traces of adhering iron corrosion.

The object was discovered by the landowner and was picked up by the tractor tracks.

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: 1642 g
Diameter: 73 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2008 - Tuesday 30th December 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Flintshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Flintshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Sealand

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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

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