DENO-066263: Post-medieval cannon ball

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CANNON BALL

Unique ID: DENO-066263

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast iron cannon ball of the Post Medieval period. The cannon ball has a diameter of 38.7mm and weighs 217.6g. H. L. Blackmore (1976, 392ff.) suggests that this ball might have been fired from a post-medieval 'robinett' 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. here is some sign of corrosion and a visible casting seam and scarring where the sprue was cut, there is some discoloration due to rusting.

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: 217.6 g
Diameter: 38.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st November 2016 - Wednesday 30th November 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
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Rushcliffe (District)
Parish or ward: Granby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK7536
Four figure Latitude: 52.91619618
Four figure longitude: -0.88605602
1:25K map: SK7536
1:10K map: SK73NE
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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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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

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