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SHOT

Unique ID: HESH-8E9035

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Lead alloy shot / ball, of probable post medieval or early modern date (1600-1800 AD). Musket ball possibly from a smaller calibre weapon such as a pistol or carbine. The shot is spherical in shape with a smooth surface. The ball has not been fired. Casting seam and casting mould are visible. The colour of the ball is light to mid grey.

Musket balls are discussed in Courtney's "Small Arms Accessories of the Mid-Seventeenth Century" (1988) and on page 202 of "Material Culture in London in an Age of Transition" by Geoff Egan (2005).

The shot measures:

11.9mm in diameter and 10.14 grams in weight

Notes:

Find not photographed

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 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 10.14 g
Diameter: 11.9 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Telford and Wrekin (Unitary Authority)
District: Telford and Wrekin (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Newport

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Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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