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    • Created after: Sunday 1st January 2012
    • Created before: Tuesday 15th May 2012
    • County: Cornwall
    • Primary material: Iron

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Record ID: CORN-53E127
Object type: SHOT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Cast iron shot, spherical in shape, with pitted surface, but with most of the surface iron corrosion product having fallen away since it was found, leaving the original object. The shot is about an inch and a quarter in diameter, or 39 mm, which could have been used by the smaller artillery pieces like the 'base', or small cannon, which was the smallest of the 'standard' list of guns of the late 16th century, at one and a quarter inch calibre, but equally could have been used as grape shot for some of the larger pieces. In the 17th century, during the Civil War, any iron object was us…
Created on: Saturday 5th May 2012
Last updated: Saturday 5th May 2012
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Record ID: CORN-251B02
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Cast iron cannon ball, spherical in shape, pitted and corroded on the surface but not damaged from use. The diameter of 82 mm and weight of almost 2kg of the cannon ball compares well with examples of Civil War shot in the Royal Institution of Cornwall's collections, in particular a cannon ball from Castle Dore, Lostwithiel (TRURI 1992.91) and another from Tresillian Bridge (TRURI 1993.8), both Civil Ware battle sites. The size and weight of the ball suggests that it would fit a 'Minion' cannon which had a 3.5 inch bore and shot a 4 pound ball (Bailey, 2000, 95). These were used from …
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2012
Last updated: Monday 7th May 2012
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