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Record ID: WREX-DC1313
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
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Stone sub-spherical cannon ball made from a sedimentary stone. The object has a section missing. The size and weight would suggest a demi culverin of the Civil war period c. 1640-1700. Such dressed stone is commonly referred to as gunstone prior to the 17th century and were fired from smoothbore cannons. Diameter: 113mm; weight: 1431.9g (3.157Ib)
Created on: Monday 22nd October 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd October 2018
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Record ID: CPAT-DB2C26
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
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This is a cast iron Post Medieval cannon ball, perhaps from the 17th or 18th century. The ball is consistent with the size of cannon known as a Falcon. Although various weights and size tables can be found for the Falcon, this ball at 2 pounds and around 2.5 inches in diameter is consistent with the type. The ball has a clear cast line around the circumference and a casting spru is evident at 90 degrees to the casting line. The Falcon was a modest cannon, around six foot in length with a level range of around 200 yards. An interesting find when associated with its find location n…
Created on: Friday 3rd July 2009
Last updated: Monday 18th April 2011
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