DUR-54BFA1: DUR-54BFA1

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CANNON BALL

Unique ID: DUR-54BFA1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast iron cannon ball, dating to the post-Medieval period (AD 1600-1700).

The cannon ball is mid-brown, orange colour with areas of flaking and active corrosion. It is, however, in good condition with no obvious damage relating to prior use. No seams or casting marks are visible.

The cannon ball size suggests that it was possibly for a 2.5 inch (63.5mm) bore cannon, the Falcon, which fired a ball weighing approximately 2lbs (907.2g). Similar examples are to be found in the database at HESH- ESE2C3 and HESH-1A5D66.

Diameter: 56.02mm

Weight: 679g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 679 g
Diameter: 56.02 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 12th January 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Ann Lipscombe
Identified by: Mrs Ann Lipscombe

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County Durham (Unitary Authority)
District: County Durham (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: west auckland

Spatial coordinates


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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DUR
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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