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    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
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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: CORN-1B4113
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Cast iron cannon ball spherical in shape with some lumps of iron oxide accretion on the surface, but generally undamaged. Without the accretions, the ball is about 41 mm in diameter or 1.6 inches and so was probably fired from a 16th-century Spanish muzzle-loading swivel gun such as the esmeril swivel gun which had an external bore of 2 inches. These guns were used by the Spanish Armada, particularly on the boat the Girona, and also by the Spanish when they attacked Paul church in 1595 on the other side of bay from where this cannon ball was found. Paul was one of the communities a…
Created on: Monday 17th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 17th August 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: 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: WAW-66FF57
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
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Post Medieval (late 15th to 17th century) cannon ball: It is a cast iron sphere and is 51.63mm diameter. It weighs 494g (1.09lb). The surface of the ball is corroded and appears to be stable. The cannon ball is probably used in a Falconet cannon based on the weight and diameter of the ball. This cannon is the smallest of the cannons developed in the late 15th century and continued in use into the 17th century https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falconet_(cannon).
Created on: Friday 3rd July 2015
Last updated: Friday 3rd July 2015
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Record ID: CORN-508D86
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Incomplete cast iron cannon ball broken in half, probably at impact when it was fired. The ball is 2 and a half inches in diameter or 68 mm and so was probably fired from a 16th-century Spanish Falcon breech-loading swivel gun, which had an internal calibre of 72 mm on average. These guns were used by the Spanish Armada and also by the Spanish when they attacked Paul church in 1595 where this cannon ball was found. Paul was one of the communities along with Mousehole, Newlyn, and Penzance to be destroyed in the Spanish raid of 1595 carried out by Carlos de Amésquita, who was a Spa…
Created on: Wednesday 27th May 2015
Last updated: Monday 1st June 2015
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Record ID: DUR-B3464D
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete iron projectile of Post-Medieval date (AD1600-1700). The object is broadly spherical with a central seam and an uneven surface due to corrosion. This seam may be due to casting or as a result of firing the projectile though there is no clear flattening as a result of impact. The metal is a dark brown in colour with a pitted uneven patina. Similar examples can be seen on the Portable Antiquities database: Unique ID: LVPL-E95F5E, Unique ID: SWYOR-E227E4 and Unique ID: WAW-BF6AB1. Height: 51.22mm, Diameter: 52.58mm, Weight: g.
Created on: Tuesday 19th May 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 26th May 2015
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Record ID: LVPL-E95F5E
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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A cast iron possible projectile or cannon ball of probable Post-Medieval (probably English Civil War) date (1600-1700AD). The object is spherical with an uneven corroded surface and a diameter of 46.96mm. There is no visible spru or casting seems however they may be obscured due to the corrosion. It is an orangey brown colour and weighs 213.73g.
Created on: Thursday 8th January 2015
Last updated: Thursday 8th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Aughton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-D58D38
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
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A cast lead cannon ball of Post-Medieval date, about AD 1500 - 1700. It is 50.3mm (1.97in) in diameter and weighs 652gm (1lb 7oz), suggesting that it was intended for use in a falconet. It was quite crudely cast, the two hemispheres being slightly different sizes, and there are traces of a casting ridge remaining. It has suffered considerable damage from agricultural machinery since deposition in the soil. A number of other falconet balls can be found on the database, most are cast iron but one or two are of cast lead. See for example references IOW-322F47 and SOM-047461. The fi…
Created on: Wednesday 7th January 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 7th January 2015
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Record ID: GLO-A2F9C6
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
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Solid cast cannon ball that is made of iron and weighs 8 lb and is 4" in diameter. Such cannon balls would most likely be used by a type of cannon called a demi-culverin. The Demi-culverin was a large artillery piece that because of its effective range and power was often used in sieges and building demolition. This cannonball particularly interesting as it comes from an area where the royalists were thought to have been encamped during the battle of Highnam in 1643
Created on: Wednesday 5th November 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 5th November 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Forest of Dean', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-D35554
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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A lead or lead alloy sphere of unknown purpose and unknown age. It is highly unlikely to be cannon shot for a couple of reasons. Firstly it does not conform to any known bore of the seventeenth century or later. Secondly, it is not solid lead as it is too light for its size. This latter fact also excludes a lot of the other usual uses for lead balls. The comparatively low weight may be due to the construction of the sphere or it may be manufactured from a lighter alloy. It may be part of larger object. If it is shot it is more likely to be for use in a pre seventeenth century firearm,…
Created on: Tuesday 14th October 2014
Last updated: Monday 27th October 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'OMSKIRK', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-D1CC15
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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A complete cast copper alloy ball probably of Post-Medieval date. The ball is sub-spherical and the surface is damaged with numerous score marks and pitting. It could be a cannon ball but it is unlikely to be military as the weight does not match any known type. The purpose of the ball is unknown possibly a machine part. The diameter is 32mm and the weight 120.67g.
Created on: Tuesday 14th October 2014
Last updated: Monday 20th October 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'OMSKIRK', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-6CA699
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete cast iron cannon ball of Post-medieval date (AD 1600-1700). The object is roughly spherical and has a diameter of 55.5mm (2.2 inches). This would place the object within the diameter range of the Falcon cannon. 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. 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 which, given the find spot, is a po…
Created on: Monday 15th September 2014
Last updated: Monday 10th November 2014
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Record ID: BUC-4A7831
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A spherical cast iron cannon ball, probably dating from the post-Medieval period. Dimensions below. Weight not recorded.
Created on: Saturday 13th September 2014
Last updated: Saturday 13th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wendover', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-5D91DC
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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A cast iron spherical artefact, possibly a Post Medieval cannon ball, but more probably a Post Medieval to Modern crushing ball from stone crushing equipment, a mill, a bearing or a similar industrial device. The weight and size at 2.75 inches and 2lb 13 oz. fall half-way between the parameters for two known types of cannon, the Minion (3.5 inch bore, 4 lb ball) and the falcon (2.5 inch bore, 2lb ball). It is 70.1 mm in diameter and weighs 1277gm. The ball is very regular and the metal is in good condition.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd September 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd September 2014
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Record ID: KENT-DC5DDE
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A collection of two iron cannon balls and an iron shot of Post Medeival date. 1) 71.2mm diameter, 1340 grams. 2) 69.9mm diameter, 1320 grams. 3 ) (Shot) 35.3mm diamter, 225 grams.
Created on: Friday 15th August 2014
Last updated: Friday 15th August 2014
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