IOW-C21B7E: Post-Medieval: Cannon Ball

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Unique ID: IOW-C21B7E

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

A possible post-Medieval lead alloy possible cannon ball (c. 1500-c. 1800).

This sub-spherical object has a flattened area, possibly due to impact. Two deep bisecting grooves may have been deliberately incised.

This object is yellowish buff.

Maximum diameter: 34.0mm (1.33858 inches); thickness: 29.8mm. Weight: 215.85g. (7.6145 ounces).

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 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 29.8 mm
Weight: 215.85 g
Diameter: 34 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 29th April 2018 - Sunday 29th 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: IOW2018-7-120

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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