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Record ID: GLO-6F4CA8
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A stone cannon ball that dates to AD 1400-1700. The cannon ball is broadly spherical, though slightly misshapen, overall the ball has a diameter of 65mm and weighs 341.21g
Created on: Wednesday 31st August 2016
Last updated: Friday 2nd September 2016
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Record ID: BERK-9ED66D
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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An incomplete iron ball, possibly a cannon ball of post-medieval (probably Civil War) date. The ball is 100mm diameter and has been split in half, in fact just under half of the original ball survives. There is no casting seam around the cannonball, and no trace of a casting sprue can be seen on the remaining half. There is a hole that extends from the surface down through the ball to the middle; this is also now in half. The force required to break such a ball of iron in half is immense; it may have happened during firing if there were flaws in the casting, or alternatively it may be…
Created on: Monday 16th May 2016
Last updated: Friday 24th March 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-B86905
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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A cast iron ball, probably a cannon ball. Given its weight and size, it may be from the 16th or 17th century. The object is sub-spherical, there are no obvious signs of impact damage indicating use. This is probably a canister shot, possibly dating to the Civil War, but more probably dating to c. AD 1600 - c. AD 1700. It is possibly intended for use in a Rabinet cannon, which had a bore of 1.5 inches (38mm). Other broadly similar examples of this type of artefact have been recorded on the database including WAW-7D0064 (Blackmore 1990 Arms and Armour of the English Civil Wars, Royal Ar…
Created on: Wednesday 28th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 28th September 2016
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Record ID: NMS-C9E0FD
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Post-medieval lead cannon ball. Part of the median casting seam is visible. A small area of the surface is flattened. Similar to two examples from the East Riding of Yorkshire (YORYM-4E97A1 and YORYM-A11833). Diameter 41mm. Weight 406g (14.321oz avoirduopis). The artillery piece that discharged this size of ball was a serpentine. Probably 17th century.
Created on: Friday 4th November 2016
Last updated: Friday 4th November 2016
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Record ID: IOW-A83E16
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A corroded iron cannon ball. Not seen by FLO. Details and image kindly provided by the finder.
Created on: Sunday 9th October 2016
Last updated: Sunday 9th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-FFFE97
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A near complete, cast iron, small cannon ball of the Post Medieval period, dating from c. AD 1550 - c.AD 1700. Description: 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 extensive irregularpitting across its surface. Precise diameter of the ball is unknown due to the unknown level of the iron corrosion. The ball is a mid to dark brown in colour with the iron corrosion showing as red and orange, it has an uneven patina. Abrasion caus…
Created on: Tuesday 13th December 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 13th December 2016
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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: HAMP-A280DA
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A post-medieval spherical iron cannon ball of uncertain post-medieval date. The object weighs 430 g and measures 50.4 mm in diameter. 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: Monday 3rd July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 4th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Meon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-FB42A2
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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An iron cannon ball of post-medieval date. The cannonball is spherical with a diameter of 61 mm. It weighs 900g (31.7ozs or just under 2lbs). It is made of iron which has been presumably cast - although the seams cannot be seen. There is a small raised, circular section (8 mm diameter) evident which may be a sprue. The ball is of a mid-brown orange colour with areas of flaking and active corrosion. The cannon ball is in fairly good condition with no evidence of pitting. If the ball has been fired then it hasn't been damaged - suggesting it didn't hit anything substantial. The size of …
Created on: Monday 20th March 2017
Last updated: Monday 10th April 2017
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Record ID: IOW-DE96D9
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An apparently complete possible post-Medieval iron cannon ball (c. 1580-c. 1700). The ball is corroded and pitted and has a circumferential casting seam. The present dimensions suggest that it could have been used in a falcon or a minion (Blackmore 1976: 392-398). Diameter: 64.0mm. Weight: 993.0g. (3.027044 lbs). Blackmore, H. L. 1976. The Armouries of the Tower of London. Vol. 1, Ordnance. London: HMSO.
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Monday 23rd April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-8748EC
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A cast iron Post Medieval cannon ball, probably dating to circa AD 1500 - 1700. The object is spherical in shape with pitting and corrosion visible on the surface. The cannon ball has an orange coloured patina across its surfaces. Abrasion caused by movement whilst within the plough soil may have resulted in the loss of some of the original surface detail and full diameter and weight. The diameter and weight suggest that the type of cannon used to fire the cannon ball may have been the Demi-Culverin. This cannon had a 4 inch bore and fired a ball weighing 9.5 lb (4309 g). Gordon Bail…
Created on: Thursday 19th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th April 2018
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Record ID: WMID-5B003C
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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A cast iron Post Medieval cannon ball, probably dating to circa AD 1500 - 1700. The object is spherical in shape with pitting and corrosion visible on the surface. The cannon ball has a dark brown coloured patina across its surfaces. Abrasion caused by movement whilst within the plough soil may have resulted in the loss of some of the original surface detail and full diameter and weight. The diameter and weight would suggest this example would fit a Minion cannon. The standard size for a Minion was a 3.5 inch bore and shot a 4 pound ball as discussed in Bailey (2000: p95). This example…
Created on: Tuesday 1st March 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 25th April 2018
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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: IOW-C21B7E
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A possible post-Medieval lead alloy possible cannon ball (c. 1500-c. 1800). This sub-spherical object has a flattened area, possibly due to impact. Two deep bisecting grooves may have been deliberately incised. This object is yellowish buff. Maximum diameter: 34.0mm (1.33858 inches); thickness: 29.8mm. Weight: 215.85g. (7.6145 ounces).
Created on: Friday 4th May 2018
Last updated: Saturday 5th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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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: LVPL-C528F4
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Flintshire
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An iron cannon ball of possible Civil War date. The ball measures 73mm in diameter and weighs 1642g / 3lb 9.9oz. The ball is stamped with a mark which is worn and unclear, possibly 2G. The object is iron however corrosion has been cleaned off leaving it a mid-grey colour with light brown patches and traces of adhering iron corrosion. The object was discovered by the landowner and was picked up by the tractor tracks.
Created on: Wednesday 16th November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 16th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sealand', grid reference and parish protected.


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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: LANCUM-B8743B
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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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 relatively smooth surface, with only light pitting. The diameter is 57mm. 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. This example at…
Created on: Monday 9th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-B87E37
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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An iron post-medieval cannon ball, probably dating to the 17th century. It is cylindrical. It measures 95mm in diameter. 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. Other options might be that it is a ball from a ball mill for crushing minerals or a foreign cannon ball of unidentified type. Blackmore, H. L. 1976. The Armouries of the Tower of London. Vol. 1, Ordnance, 216. London: HMSO. The diameter is 90mm.
Created on: Monday 9th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Record ID: SWYOR-9C2E89
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
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A complete cast iron probable shot or cannon ball dating from the post-medieval period, about AD 1500-1700. It is a sphere of iron, with a slightly pited and corroded surface, dark brown in colour. It is 39.5mm diameter (1,5 inches) and has a mass of 235g (eight and a quarter ounces). It may have been itended for use in a Serpentine cannon which had a nominal bore size of 1.5 inch diameter, firing shot weighing 0.75 lb, or a Rabinet cannon which fired shot weighing 8oz. Corrosion may have altered the size and weight of this example. Compare SOM-A0A8A2 which cites Blackmore (1990) Arms…
Created on: Saturday 26th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 30th May 2018
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