NARC-11AF0D: NARC-11AF0D : Shot : Post-Medieval

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SHOT

Unique ID: NARC-11AF0D

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete lead or lead alloy 'dumb-bell' Shot of Post-Medieval date (AD 1640-1750). The object consists of two spheres attached by a short waisted shaft. Dumb-bell shot is the most commonly found type of elongated shot. One of the balls is misshapen and both balls show possible minor signs of impact damage. The metal is cream with a grey patina. The length of the connecting stem varies and in some types is made of iron. Such a design was designed to provide increased power. See DENO-E87AE7 and DENO-E88AC3 for more examples. The weight of the ball suggests that it was meant to be fired from a pistol.

Diameter: 18.37mm and 15.38mm, Weight: 51.2g.

DF Harding, 2012, Lead Shot of the English Civil War: A Radical study Foresight Publications, London

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1640
Date to: Circa AD 1750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.6 mm
Weight: 51.2 g
Diameter: 18.37 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Miss Ellie Cox

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: South Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Towcester (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7047
Four figure Latitude: 52.11689796
Four figure longitude: -0.9791098
1:25K map: SP7047
1:10K map: SP74NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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