SWYOR-C952B8: Medieval to Post Medieval Cannon Ball

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CANNON BALL

Unique ID: SWYOR-C952B8

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

A possible stone cannon ball of Late Medieval to Post Medieval date. It is sub-spherical and made from what appears to be igneous rock, perhaps granite with possible feldspar seams. It is 50.1mm in diameter and weighs 145g. At just under 2 inches diameter, this ball is the right size for a Falconet cannon. Falconets were invented in the late 15th century and were used throughout the 16th and 17th centuries.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 145 g
Diameter: 50.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2010 - Saturday 31st December 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Identified by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Secondary identifier: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3213

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: North Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Overstrand (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG2541
Four figure Latitude: 52.91925912
Four figure longitude: 1.34541973
1:25K map: TG2541
1:10K map: TG24SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: Found while walking on a beach.
General landuse: Coastland

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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