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Record ID: DENO-633A85
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: City of Derby
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Spherical iron cannonball, round shot, roughly 12lbs, probably 17th century. Diameter 51.5mm, weight 530g.
Created on: Wednesday 20th April 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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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: Monday 29th October 2018
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