IOW-73C87E: Post-Medieval: Five Musket Balls

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MUSKET BALL

Unique ID: IOW-73C87E

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Five post-Medieval lead alloy musket balls found close together (c. 1600-c. 1800).

1: Diameter: 16.0mm. Weight: 17.62g. Irregular surface, possibly due to. impact

2: Diameter: 14.1mm. Weight: 16.21g.

3: Diameter: 14.0mm. Weight: 16.58g.

4: Diameter: 14.0mm. Weight: 16.36g.

5: Diameter: 14.3mm. Weight: 16.41g.

The weight of these balls suggests that they could have been used in a musket or carbine (Harding 2012).

Harding, D.F., 2012. Lead Shot of the English Civil War: A Radical Study. London. Foresight Books. London.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 5

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 21st January 2018 - Sunday 21st January 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-1-44

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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