DENO-6309F1: Post-Medieval Cannon Ball

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Unique ID: DENO-6309F1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A post-medieval cast iron cannon ball, dating to the period AD c. 1600-1800. The ball is spherical, well cast with no obvious waist, casting or set-up marks. However, the surface is corroded and pitted which may obscure some marking. The diameter is 60.03 mm, suggesting use with a falcon or falconett, artillery pieces in common use during the civil war period.

Weight 800.2 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 800.02 g
Diameter: 60.03 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 1995 - Monday 31st December 2001

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Simon Nicholson
Identified by: Mr Simon Nicholson

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E8721

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Rushcliffe (District)
Parish or ward: Hickling (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK6928
Four figure Latitude: 52.8450957
Four figure longitude: -0.97696432
1:25K map: SK6928
1:10K map: SK62NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: Found while digging foundation for hen house.
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DENO
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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