DENO-DDD04E: Post-Medieval Cannonabll

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CANNON BALL

Unique ID: DENO-DDD04E

Object type certainty: Certain
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A post-medieval iron cannon ball, dating to the period AD 1600-1800. 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 pitted surface. This ball is likely from a Minion cannon in use from the mid-16th century through to the end of the 17th, possibly dating to the English Civil War. Minion cannons were typically of a 3 or 3.25 'bore' (diameter of the barrel aperture) firing balls of 2.7/8inches or 3 inch in diameter respectively.

Blackmore, H. L. 1976. The Armouries of the Tower of London. Vol. 1, Ordnance, 216. London: HMSO.

Diameter: 40.8mm; Weight: 277.4g

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 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 277.4 g
Diameter: 40.8 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Phil Hughes
Identified by: Mr Phil Hughes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: DERBY E8633

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: City of Derby (Unitary Authority)
District: City of Derby (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Spondon (Unitary Authority Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK3935
Four figure Latitude: 52.91101928
Four figure longitude: -1.4215192
1:25K map: SK3935
1:10K map: SK33NE
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: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DENO
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 20 days ago

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