PUBLIC-26EDBF: Canon ball

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CANNON BALL

Unique ID: PUBLIC-26EDBF

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

A probable iron cannon ball of post-medieval date, (circa 1550-1700AD) The cannonball is sub-spherical with a diameter ranging from 97.93mm to 81.47mm. It weighs 1.80 kilograms . The ball is of a dark-brown or rust red colour.with blackening to one side and lighter greyish areas. The cannon ball is in used condition with multiple pitting and dents.

This cannon ball may date to the Dutch raid on the Medway Ports (1667AD), having been recovered lying on the mud at low tide close off Upnor Castle.

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1800 g
Diameter: 97.93 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 23rd July 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Wendy Thompson
Identified by: Mrs Wendy Thompson

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Medway (Unitary Authority)
District: Medway (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Rainham South (Unitary Authority Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ8070
Four figure Latitude: 51.40046961
Four figure longitude: 0.58628114
1:25K map: TQ8070
1:10K map: TQ87SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: Beachcombing
Current location: With finder
General landuse: Coastland
Specific landuse: Inter-tidal

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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