IOW-DE96D9: Post-Medieval: Iron Cannon Ball (possibly)

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Unique ID: IOW-DE96D9

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

An apparently complete possible post-Medieval iron cannon ball (c. 1580-c. 1700).

The ball is corroded and pitted and has a circumferential casting seam.

The present dimensions suggest that it could have been used in a falcon or a minion (Blackmore 1976: 392-398).

Diameter: 64.0mm. Weight: 993.0g. (3.027044 lbs).

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

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1580
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 993 g
Diameter: 64 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 22nd April 2018 - Sunday 22nd April 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: IOW2018-7-103

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Uncertain

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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