WILT-FE596B: Post-Medieval Cannon Ball

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CANNON BALL

Unique ID: WILT-FE596B

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A post-medieval iron cannon ball, dating to the period AD 1600-1800; The cannonball is spherical, with a diameter of 56.89mm and a weight of 742 g. It is made of iron, which has been presumably cast, although no seams are visible. The ball is dark brown with lighter flecks across a relatively smooth surface, with only light pitting. The size of the ball suggests that it was possibly for a falconet, commonly used during the Civil War, being lighter and cheaper than other cannon.

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: 1
Weight: 742 g
Diameter: 56.89 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Helen Baker
Identified by: Ms Helen Baker

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5168

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Wingfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST8156
Four figure Latitude: 51.30280048
Four figure longitude: -2.27392755
1:25K map: ST8156
1:10K map: ST85NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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