SWYOR-DDFF23: Possible Post Medieval cannon ball

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CANNON BALL

Unique ID: SWYOR-DDFF23

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

A possible Post Medieval iron cannon ball dating from about AD 1500 - 1950. It is a spherical ball of iron. It is 82mm diameter and 4.2kg (4200g). This size and weight does not conform to standard cannon ball measurements, but it could be a non-standard missile. Alternatively, it could also be a ball from a crushing mill, machinery or a bearing from a swiveling piece of machinery such as a crane or gun.

Notes:

This object was recorded from details and an image provided by the finder and has not been seen by the FLO.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1950

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4200 g
Diameter: 82 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 25th September 2018 - Tuesday 25th September 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Sheffield (Metropolitan District)
District: Sheffield (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Darnall (Metropolitan District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK3889
Four figure Latitude: 53.39646922
Four figure longitude: -1.4299988
1:25K map: SK3889
1:10K map: SK38NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: Magnet Fishing in Canal
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Standing water

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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