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Record ID: GAT-DDF9D5
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Anglesey
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Small possible cannon ball found whilst metal detecting near to Amlwch. It is in good condition, and has a dark brown surface patina. It may be the type of cannon ball fired by a falconet cannon (Bailey 2000, 94-5). These are 1.5lbs in weight and fired from cannon with a 2 inch (5.08 cm) bore (ibid.). It was not possible to accurately date the object, but if it is a cannon ball it is likely to date from the 18th century although some sources have suggested that these cannon were in use from the 16th century. An alternative interpretation for the object is as a ball used to cru…
Created on: Friday 19th May 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: GAT-064063
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Anglesey
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Corroded iron ball, very dimpled with old corrosion sites and with some small patches of active corrosion still protruding from the surface. The diameter varies from 2.933 to 3.065 inches and it weighs 3lb 8.5 oz. It is likely that the diameter has been reduced somewhat by previous corrosion so that it would have had a calibre of something over 3 inches. This would suggest that it was round shot intended for a 'minion' cannon. This type of cannon was used from the 15th to 17th centuries but it seems most likely that it would have originated from the Civil War as several skirmishes are…
Created on: Tuesday 20th December 2011
Last updated: Friday 24th January 2014
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