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    • Object type: cannon ball
    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
    • Institution: DENO

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Record ID: DENO-6309F1
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A post-medieval cast iron cannon ball, dating to the period AD c. 1600-1800. The ball is spherical, well cast with no obvious waist, casting or set-up marks. However, the surface is corroded and pitted which may obscure some marking. The diameter is 60.03 mm, suggesting use with a falcon or falconett, artillery pieces in common use during the civil war period. Weight 800.2 g
Created on: Thursday 5th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 4th June 2018
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Record ID: DENO-DDD04E
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: City of Derby
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A post-medieval iron cannon ball, dating to the period AD 1600-1800. It is made of iron, which has been presumably cast, although no seams are visible. The ball is dark brown with lighter flecks across a pitted surface. This ball is likely from a Minion cannon in use from the mid-16th century through to the end of the 17th, possibly dating to the English Civil War. Minion cannons were typically of a 3 or 3.25 'bore' (diameter of the barrel aperture) firing balls of 2.7/8inches or 3 inch in diameter respectively. Blackmore, H. L. 1976. The Armouries of the Tower of London. Vol. 1, Ordn…
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd October 2018
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Record ID: DENO-066263
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A complete cast iron cannon ball of the Post Medieval period. The cannon ball has a diameter of 38.7mm and weighs 217.6g. H. L. Blackmore (1976, 392ff.) suggests that this ball might have been fired from a post-medieval 'robinett' cannon. As this type endured from the later 16th century through the following century, with slight fluctuations in its diameter and weight of shot, a relatively wide date range is offered, c.1575-1700. here is some sign of corrosion and a visible casting seam and scarring where the sprue was cut, there is some discoloration due to rusting.
Created on: Wednesday 25th October 2017
Last updated: Saturday 4th August 2018
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Record ID: DENO-06026B
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A post-medieval spherical iron cannon ball of uncertain post-medieval date. The object measures 46.7 mm in diameter and weighs 399.5 g. The surface is pitted and brown in colour, with patches of orange corrosion in many areas. H. L. Blackmore (1976, 392ff.) suggests that this ball might have been fired from a post-medieval 'falconet' cannon. As this type endured from the later 16th century through the following century, with slight fluctuations in its diameter and weight of shot, a relatively wide date range is offered, c.1575-1700.
Created on: Wednesday 25th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 1st August 2018
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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-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: DENO-C478D9
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
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: DENO-641C1A
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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An iron post-medieval cannon ball (AD c.1600-c.1700). The ball is broadly spherical with an obvious off-centre casting seam. The surface is pitted. Overall, the ball measures 53.2mm in diameter. The find's proximity to Newark indicates this may have been produced for use in the English Civil War when Newark was besieged three times.
Created on: Wednesday 13th July 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 13th July 2016
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Record ID: DENO-06FCC9
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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An incomplete, cast iron, probably a small cannon ball or canister shot of the Post Medieval period, dating from c. AD 1600 - c. AD 1700. The ball is spherical in plan and is broadly circular in section. There appears to be no casting seam present on the surface of the ball, however there is evidence of heavy iron corrosion in the form of circular indentations or depressions in the surface resembling a golf ball. Precise diameter of the ball is unknown due to the unknown level of the iron corrosion. The ball measures approximately 32.9 mm (1.3 in) and weighs 141.3 g (4.98 oz). …
Created on: Wednesday 9th September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 6th October 2015
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Record ID: DENO-D6BF2B
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A complete iron cast iron cannon ball of the Post Medieval period, dating from c. AD 1500 - c. AD 1700. The ball is spherical. Iron corrosion covers most of the surface of the object and appears to be stable. No casting seam is visible. The cannon ball is in fairly good condition. However, there are a number of areas which exhibit pitting, denting, and grazes, including a broadly circular depression at the base and a broadly circular depression and broadly oval perforation on the left side of the ball. This damage is as a direct result of the exposing of casting flaws by corrosion …
Created on: Monday 7th September 2015
Last updated: Monday 18th January 2016
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Record ID: DENO-D6394A
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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An incomplete iron cast iron cannon ball of the Late Medieval to Post Medieval period, dating from c. AD 1475 - c. AD 1700. The ball is roughly spherical but has flattened slightly on one side. Iron corrosion covers most of the surface of the object and appears to be stable. There are eight, small, broadly circular perforations present at the base of the object, as well as a larger broadly oval perforation off centre. There are three broadly circular depressions present also. These could be a result of a casting flaw or a result of corrosion. From the large oval perforation, it a…
Created on: Monday 7th September 2015
Last updated: Monday 18th January 2016
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Record ID: DENO-D55676
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A complete iron cast iron cannon ball of the Late Medieval to Post Medieval period, dating from c. AD 1475 - c. AD 1700. The ball is spherical. Iron corrosion is present on the surface of the object and appears to be stable. There is a casting seam that runs the circumference of the ball about half way down. There is a broadly circular depression at the base of the ball and a broadly triangular depression on the left side on the seam. The ball measures 66.4 mm in diameter and weighs 1073.8 g (1.74 kg, 37.87 oz and 2.3670 lb). The ball is a red brown to dark brown in colour an…
Created on: Monday 7th September 2015
Last updated: Monday 18th January 2016
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Record ID: DENO-33AE98
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A stone post-medieval cannon ball probably dating to the sieges of Newark during the English Civil War (AD 1644-1646). Overall, the cannon ball measures 105mm in diameter. The cannon ball is spherical and has a lozengiform perforation in its surface. The stone has quartz and other inclusions.
Created on: Thursday 6th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 14th September 2015
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Record ID: DENO-32E606
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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An iron post-medieval cannon ball probably dating to the sieges of Newark during the English Civil War (AD 1644-1646). Overall, the cannon ball measures 90.93mm in diameter. The cannon ball is spherical, with small dents in its surface.
Created on: Thursday 6th August 2015
Last updated: Thursday 6th August 2015
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Record ID: DENO-32D931
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A stone post-medieval cannon ball probably dating to the sieges of Newark during the English Civil War (AD 1644-1646). Overall, the cannon ball measures 72.61mm in diameter. The cannon ball is broadly spherical, though slightly misshapen.
Created on: Thursday 6th August 2015
Last updated: Thursday 6th August 2015
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Record ID: DENO-91BCA5
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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Complete cast iron probable cannon ball of post Medieval date. The weight of the cannon ball is 3lbs and it has a diameter of 69mm - These dimensions most closely correspond to the size of shot used with a minion or minion-drake cannon in use from the 16th-17th centuries, c.1500-1700. Minion cannons were typically used on ships but were known to be installed on structures and employed as anti-personnel weapons. Due to the simple design of a cast iron sphere an element of caution in identifying this object as a cannon ball must be born in mind as other, typically industrial, prac…
Created on: Thursday 24th October 2013
Last updated: Thursday 24th October 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Bridgford', grid reference and parish protected.


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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
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chinley Buxworth and Brownside', grid reference and parish protected.


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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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Record ID: DENO-F42841
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
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Small iron cannon ball, spherical iron ball. Diameter 40.2mm, weight 228g. Weighing c. 0.5lb, and measuring 1.5 inches this could have come from a Serpentine gun, a small matchlock cannon with c.1.5 inches bore firing 0.5lb shot.
Created on: Monday 7th November 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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