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Record ID: GLO-A2F9C6
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
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Solid cast cannon ball that is made of iron and weighs 8 lb and is 4" in diameter. Such cannon balls would most likely be used by a type of cannon called a demi-culverin. The Demi-culverin was a large artillery piece that because of its effective range and power was often used in sieges and building demolition. This cannonball particularly interesting as it comes from an area where the royalists were thought to have been encamped during the battle of Highnam in 1643
Created on: Wednesday 5th November 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 5th November 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Forest of Dean', grid reference and parish protected.

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