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    • IdentifierID: PAS56DFF69B001A22
    • Primary material: Lead Alloy
    • Object type: MUSKET BALL

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Record ID: HAMP-5B4398
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A post-medieval lead alloy musket ball, dating to the period 1600-1700. It is 20.32mm in estimated diameter, and weighs 29.83g. The ball has a smooth, yellow-grey patina, and has been flattened on one side. There is a small lip protruding from this flattened side, and is probably the result of casting. Dr Natasha Ferguson writes: "The weights are consistent with musket balls from the 17th - 18th century being around 1oz each. Musket balls bores are measured on the number of balls you can make from a lb of lead, so with 16 oz in a lb that would make it a 16 bore. Both have been impac…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Last updated: Friday 25th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Colden Common', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-5B2418
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval lead alloy musket ball, dating to the period 1600-1700. It is 16.23mm in estimated diameter, and weighs 30g. The ball has a smooth, yellow-grey patina, and has been flattened on one side. Dr Natasha Ferguson writes: "The weights are consistent with musket balls from the 17th - 18th century being around 1oz each. Musket balls bores are measured on the number of balls you can make from a lb of lead, so with 16 oz in a lb that would make it a 16 bore. Both have been impacted with the second ball showing the typical radial grooves on the flat side as it comes into contac…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Last updated: Friday 25th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Colden Common', grid reference and parish protected.


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