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    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: SWYOR-DDFF23
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Sheffield
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A possible Post Medieval iron cannon ball dating from about AD 1500 - 1950. It is a spherical ball of iron. It is 82mm diameter and 4.2kg (4200g). This size and weight does not conform to standard cannon ball measurements, but it could be a non-standard missile. Alternatively, it could also be a ball from a crushing mill, machinery or a bearing from a swiveling piece of machinery such as a crane or gun.
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-E227E4
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Sheffield
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A cast iron possible cannon ball of Post Medieval date, probably 17th century. The iron ball is spherical with an approximate diameter of 66mm (2.6 inches) which makes it about the right size to be from a Falcon cannon. However it could also be a more modern object such as a crushing ball from a mill or industrial process, or a large bearing from a large piece of machinery such as a gun emplacement. The fact that the object was found in a once heavily industrialised area of Sheffield adds weight to this theory, as does the limited amount of corrosion. For a similar object see SWYO…
Created on: Wednesday 27th February 2013
Last updated: Friday 1st March 2013
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Record ID: SWYOR-762D10
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Sheffield
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Two iron balls which may be cannon balls. They are each about 2 inches in diameter and weigh about 1.5 pounds. This makes them the right size and weight to have been used in Falconet cannon. A Falconet was a small cannon used both on land and in light naval vessels. A number were used during the English Civil War (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falconet_(cannon) ). They date from about 1500 - 1700 AD. The cannon balls have been coated with a preservative.
Created on: Monday 19th September 2011
Last updated: Monday 19th September 2011
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Record ID: SWYOR-5EE135
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Sheffield
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An iron cannon ball of Post Medieval date. It is a sphere of iron which is about 60mm in diameter and weighs about 900g. It is probably a cannon ball from a Falcon cannon (which had a 2.5 inch bore and fired 2lb balls), though there is also the possibility that it is a crushing ball from a much later industrial process. The cannon ball is likely to date from the English Civil Wars (1642 - 1651) during which time Sheffield Castle changed hands several times.
Created on: Tuesday 6th September 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 6th September 2011
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Record ID: SWYOR-3B97A2
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Sheffield
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A cast iron cannon ball, and judging from the size and weight, probably for use in a Falconet dating from c. 1500-1700. A Falconet was a small cannon used both on land and in light naval vessels. A number were used during the English Civil War (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falconet_(cannon) ).
Created on: Friday 6th May 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-222891
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Sheffield
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An Iron cannon ball probably dating from the Civil War period. The ball is approximately 5 - 6 cm in diameter and weighs just over 3lb. The size and weight suggest that it is likely to be post medieval rather than Victorian, but it is very difficult to be certain.
Created on: Wednesday 24th June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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