WMID-B727BE: Post Medieval lead shots x 2 (plan view)

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SHOT

Unique ID: WMID-B727BE

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Two lead alloy shots, one probably from a Carbine and one from a Pistol of Post Medieval dating circa AD 1600-1800.

1. This shot is probably for a Carbine and is spherical in form. Carbine shots usually weigh between 16 - 23 grams. One side of the shot has been flattened. The shot has a flattened cylindrical band around the circumference suggesting it has been fired. It is light brown to cream coloured with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in the loss of some of the original surface.

It has a diameter of 14.26 mm and weighs 17.3 grams.

2. This lead shot is broadly spherical in shape. The shot is likely from a Pistol, which usually weigh between 7-16 grams. It has a cream colour with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in the loss of some of the original surface.

It has a diameter of 12.58mm and weighs 9.7 grams.

Harding, D.F. (2012) Lead Shot of the English Civil War: a Radical Study. London, Foresight Books.

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: 2

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Victoria Allnatt
Identified by: Miss Victoria Allnatt

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wyre Forest (District)
Parish or ward: Stone (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8671
Four figure Latitude: 52.33690152
Four figure longitude: -2.20689467
1:25K map: SO8671
1:10K map: SO87SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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