NLM-424DD8: Post-Medieval Musket Ball

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MUSKET BALL

Unique ID: NLM-424DD8

Object type certainty: Certain
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Lead musket ball. Cast ball, with a flattened patch of diameter 8.7mm, possibly from a ramrod or from inclusion in a multiple load, slightly flattened by impact on an adjacent side; patinated. The mass, at over an ounce, may suggest this to have been for use with a smoothbore muzzle loading firearm of military specification. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1600-1800.

Diameter: 17.8mm, Weight: 29.28gms

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: 29.28 g
Diameter: 17.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 4th November 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM37979

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Muckton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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