LVPL-7BC34B: Post Medieval: Canister shot

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CANNON BALL

Unique ID: LVPL-7BC34B

Object type certainty: Certain
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An iron ball, possibly a piece of canister shot from a post medieval gunpowder weapon. The object is roughly spherical with an uneven surface, mostly coated in reddish orange iron oxide rust. A small battle was fought in the area of Melling during the English Civil War, suggesting a date of AD 1642-1651.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1642
Date to: Circa AD 1651

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33 mm
Width: 36 mm
Weight: 104.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 28th May 2018 - Saturday 28th April 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Ben Jones
Identified by: Mr Ben Jones

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Sefton (Metropolitan District)
District: Sefton (Metropolitan District)
To be known as: Melling

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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