NCL-8884D3: Lead Bullet

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Unique ID: NCL-8884D3

Object type certainty: Certain
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A modern lead bullet. weight - 29.09g; Length - 24.34mm; Diameter - 14.95mm (0.588 inches). The bullet has 3 circumferential grooves, with rouletting and a hollowed base of depth c.3.9 mm. The diameter suggets this may be for the Martini Henry rifle, which equipped the British Army in the later 19th century, and at all events are for a rifle of military specification.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MODERN
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1870
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.34 mm
Width: 29.8 mm
Weight: 29.08 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 20th March 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Andrew Agate
Identified by: Mr Andrew Agate

Other reference numbers

Other reference: #8560

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
District: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Ponteland (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ1475
Four figure Latitude: 55.06927237
Four figure longitude: -1.78230689
1:25K map: NZ1475
1:10K map: NZ17NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal Detecting

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NCL
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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