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Record ID: NARC-50CA37
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A cast iron sphere, weighing 4151grams (approx. 4kilos) and with a diameter of 100mm (4inches). The cannonball has been painted black, probably to prevent rusting and indicates a secondary use as a display or garden ornament. The sphere has several areas of damages, rusting and denting. This object has been recorded as a probable cannonball due to its weight and diameter, which match the calibre of 16th century cannons. However, it should be noted that large iron spheres were also used in milling machines of the industrial period, and so without definate context within an area known m…
Created on: Thursday 17th November 2011
Last updated: Monday 27th January 2014
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Record ID: NARC-50FE46
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A cast iron sphere with a diameter of 160mm (6 inches). a weight for the sphere was unfortunately unobtainable at the time of recording, but has nevertheless been estimated by using prior experience of cannonballs (see record NARC-31BC85). The sphere has several areas of damage, rusting and denting. This object has been recorded as a probable cannonball due to its approximate weight and diameter, which match the calibre of 18th century cannons, notably saker cannons. However, it should be noted that large iron spheres were also used in milling machines of the industrial period, and so…
Created on: Thursday 17th November 2011
Last updated: Thursday 17th November 2011
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Record ID: NARC-31BC85
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A cast iron cannon ball. 85mm (3.5") in diameter and 275mm (approx. 11") in circumference and weights 2.646kilograms. A cannon ball of this size and shape would have been typical for amunition for a SAKER cannon. The Saker is a medium sized cannon developed during the early 16th century AD. The barrel of the Saker was typically 2.9m long and weighed approximately 860kg. Recent experiments in France have shown that the range of round shot fired from the Saker was over 2.5km (when fired at a 45degree angle). The cannon balls from the saker were designed not to explode on impa…
Created on: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 1st October 2010
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