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    • Object type: cannon ball
    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
    • County: East Riding of Yorkshire

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Record ID: YORYM-0A2531
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A complete lead-alloy probable cannonball of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1500 - 1800. The cannonball is spherical with hammered edges making the surface irregular. It is not clear whether the cannon ball has been fired. The metal has a mid-grey patina and is worn. The object is 32.9mm in diameter and weighs 144g. The size and weight of the ball suggests that it would fit a 'rabinet' cannon which had a 1inch bore and shot a 0.50 pound ball.
Created on: Wednesday 25th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 30th April 2018
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Record ID: DENO-66DFF7
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete lead or lead alloy shot or small cannon ball probably of the Post Medieval period, probably dating from about AD 1600 - AD 1800. The object is broadly spherical and has presumably been cast however, no casting flanges are present. The ball has been flattened in some areas, which may be the result of impact; the surface has several scrapes throughout and a number of deep gouges over the surface. The object measures 27.6 mm (1.09 inch) in diameter and is 25.9 mm in height. It weighs 63.0 g (2.22 oz). The object is a mid grey in colour with an uneven patina. Abrasi…
Created on: Monday 13th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th March 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-0A96A9
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete cast iron cannonball of post-medieval date. The cannonball is spherical with a large area (roughly half) missing due to a worn break, possibly as a result of impact. It is approximately 3 inches / 7.5 cm in diameter and weighs 2lb 2.5 oz. The size and weight of the ball (approximated using the remaining portion) suggests that it would fit a 'Minion' cannon which had a 3.5 inch bore and shot a 4 pound ball. These were used from the 16th century to the late 17th century but saw action in the Civil War as an antipersonnel weapon when it was known as a 'Minion Drake'.
Created on: Monday 9th November 2015
Last updated: Monday 9th November 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-9CC326
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A corroded, cast iron cannon ball for a falcon cannon, probably dating from the early Post-Medieval period, AD 1500 - 1700. It is 58mm in diameter (2.3 inches) and weighs 694gm (2.3pounds). It should be noted that this object could also be a modern mill or industrial process such as a bearing or crushing ball from a large piece of machinery. The Falcon cannon came into use during the latter half of the 15th Century and were mounted on four wheels to make it more mobile, they were widely used during the Civil War. Compare YORYM-6CA699.
Created on: Tuesday 11th August 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 12th August 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-36F581
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A complete cast lead object, possibly a cannonball of post-medieval date. The cannonball is spherical with a numerous dents and scratches in the surface. It is 63.2mm in diameter and weighs 1229g (roughly 3 pounds).
Created on: Monday 26th November 2012
Last updated: Thursday 13th December 2012
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Record ID: YORYM-A11833
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A cast lead cannon ball of post-medieval date. The cannon ball is circular and the surface is damaged with numerous score marks and pitting. The metal is a dark blackish-grey colour. The cannon ball is 41.7mm in diameter and weighs 410g.
Created on: Friday 9th March 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 10th April 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wilberfoss', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-233DC5
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An iron cannon ball probably dating from the Post Medieval period. At 883g (1lb, 15oz) and a diamater of 62mm (2.4in) this was almost certainly used with a Falcon Cannon which had a bore of 2.5in and took a ball of 2lb. The cannon ball is rusted and has a flaking surface but is otherwise in good condition. These cannon were developed in the late 15th century, but continued to be used into the modern period. It probably dates from the 16th or 17th century, but could be later.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd December 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Ferriby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-4E97A1
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead cannon ball, badly damaged with surface marks. No impact marks are evident and there is no casting flash.
Created on: Tuesday 15th April 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barmby Moor', grid reference and parish protected.


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