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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: NMS-666A8D
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Iron cannonball of probable post medieval date (c. AD 1575 - 1700). Heavily corroded with a flaking surface. H. L. Blackmore (1976, 392ff.) suggests that cannon balls of this form may 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. Weight: 528g, diameter: 51.5mm.
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 29th August 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-C952B8
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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A possible stone cannon ball of Late Medieval to Post Medieval date. It is sub-spherical and made from what appears to be igneous rock, perhaps granite with possible feldspar seams. It is 50.1mm in diameter and weighs 145g. At just under 2 inches diameter, this ball is the right size for a Falconet cannon. Falconets were invented in the late 15th century and were used throughout the 16th and 17th centuries.
Created on: Tuesday 9th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-C925B6
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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A possible stone cannon ball of medieval to Post Medieval date, about AD 1450- 1700. It is sub-spherical and made from what appears to be igneous rock, perhaps granite with possible feldspar inclusions. At 2.6 inches diameter, this ball is just too big for a Falcon cannon. It could be made for a non-standard firearm if it is a cannon ball. Other uses in industry cannot be ruled out. It is 65.6mm in diameter and weighs 380g.
Created on: Tuesday 9th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
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