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CANNON BALL

Unique ID: NMS-666A8D

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

Iron cannonball of probable post medieval date (c. AD 1575 - 1700). Heavily corroded with a flaking surface.

H. L. Blackmore (1976, 392ff.) suggests that cannon balls of this form may have been fired from a post-medieval 'falconet' cannon. As this type endured from the later 16th century through the following century, with slight fluctuations in its diameter and weight of shot.

Weight: 528g, diameter: 51.5mm.

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 1575
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 528 g
Diameter: 51.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 20th December 2017 - Wednesday 20th December 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Julie Shoemark
Identified by: Miss Julie Shoemark

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 31065
Other reference: ENMD072018

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Breckland (District)
Parish or ward: Bintree (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG0123
Four figure Latitude: 52.76717868
Four figure longitude: 0.97789617
1:25K map: TG0123
1:10K map: TG02SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: About one month ago
Updated: About one month ago

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