DENO-06026B: Post-medieval cannon ball

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CANNON BALL

Unique ID: DENO-06026B

Object type certainty: Certain
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A post-medieval spherical iron cannon ball of uncertain post-medieval date. The object measures 46.7 mm in diameter and weighs 399.5 g. The surface is pitted and brown in colour, with patches of orange corrosion in many areas. H. L. Blackmore (1976, 392ff.) suggests that this ball might have been fired from a post-medieval 'falconet' cannon. As this type endured from the later 16th century through the following century, with slight fluctuations in its diameter and weight of shot, a relatively wide date range is offered, c.1575-1700.

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 1575
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 399.5 g
Diameter: 46.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st September 2016 - Friday 30th September 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Gary Fisher
Identified by: Mr Gary Fisher

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E8534

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
Parish or ward: Cotham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK8047
Four figure Latitude: 53.01433609
Four figure longitude: -0.80899998
1:25K map: SK8047
1:10K map: SK84NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DENO
Created: 12 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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