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    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
    • County: Derbyshire

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Record ID: DENO-341A18
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
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A small iron cannon ball of post medieval date. The ball is spherical and well-finished; the 'waist' from casting has been smoothed and is only faintly visibly. The size, 29 mm, and weight, 94 g suggests it was for use with a small bore, long barrel artillery piece such as a Serpentine or Rabinet, or as cannister shot. Such shot is difficult to date, becoming common in the 17th Century, cannister shot continued to be used to the 19th Century.
Created on: Thursday 3rd August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 26th October 2017
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Record ID: DENO-C478D9
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
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An iron post-medieval cannon ball, probably dating to the 17th century. It is cylindrical. It measures 94mm in diameter and weighs c.3000g. The size suggests that it was intended to be fired from a demi-culverin, a medium cannon in use during the late 16th and 17th century. During the First English Civil War, the manor house at Barton Blount, where this cannon ball was discovered, was garrisoned by Parliamentarian soldiers and a skirmish was fought nearby with Royalist soldiers from Tutbury Castle. It is therefore quite likely that this dates to 1644-1646.
Created on: Wednesday 16th November 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: DENO-F72452
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
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A cast iron ball of post medieval date (AD c.1450-c.1700). The surface is corroded and has concretions, but appears to have been well finished, with no obvious seam or sprue. The weight is 692 g, approximately 1.5 pounds, it has a diameter of 55 mm, which suggests it was fired from a Falcon or Falconet ('Identifying Cannon Balls and Musket Shot' - article by Nick Tucker in Treasure Hunting Magazine, February 1992, p 42).
Created on: Wednesday 20th July 2016
Last updated: Thursday 6th October 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-E27961
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
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A stone ball which is approximately the right size for use in a Serpentine small cannon with a bore size of 1.5 inches. The cannon ball is not quite spherical and has a crescent shaped area of wear with striations across it all in the same direction.
Created on: Friday 17th August 2012
Last updated: Friday 17th August 2012
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Record ID: DENO-869AB4
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
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Post-Medieval cast iron cannon ball, 16th-18th century (probably 17th century), small size. Diameter 31.8mm, weight 121.6g.
Created on: Friday 16th October 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DENO-82B7E4
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
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Small spherical cast iron cannonball. Diameter c.46mm, weight 305g. Weighing c.0.5lb and measuring 1.5" this could have come from a Serpentine gun, a small matchlock cannon with c.1.5" bore firing 0.5lb shot.
Created on: Thursday 8th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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