WILT-D47306: Cannon ball.

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CANNON BALL

Unique ID: WILT-D47306

Object type certainty: Possibly
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A post medieval lead probable cannon ball dating to c AD 1500-1600. The cannon ball is almost spherical with hammered edges making the circumference irregular. There is a small hole 4.28mm in diameter in the cannon ball, it is not clear whether this was the site of casting sprue or where the cannon ball was damaged as there are cracks running away from the hole. It is not clear whether the cannon ball has been fired. The size of the cannon ball suggests it may have been for a Serpentine cannon which had a bore of 1.5 inches (38.6mm) and shot weighing 8 oz (227g). The cannonball weighs 267.93mm and measures 37.6mm in diameter.

The hammered edges and irregular circumference may suggest a different purpose for the artefact.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 267.93 g
Diameter: 37.6 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Alyson Tanner
Identified by: Mrs Alyson Tanner

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5091

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Secondary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Manningford

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Recording Institution: WILT
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