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Record ID: SWYOR-503D18
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
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A cast lead alloy ball, possibly a Post-Medieval cannonball for a small bore cannon such as a rabinet with a one inch bore. There is a mark where the casting sprue was removed and a large, flat facet on one side, suggesting that it may have struck some object other than stone. The diameter, at 28.5mm (1.1in) is correct for this type of cannon, but the weight, at 119.8gm (4.2oz) is too light, being only half the expected weight.
Created on: Monday 19th October 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 21st October 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-A088E7
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
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A complete cast iron cannonball of post-medieval date. The cannonball is spherical with a fairly deep ovate dent in the surface. It is 87.1mm in diameter and weighs 2335g (roughly 5 pounds). The size and weight of the ball suggests that it would fit a 'Minion' cannon which had a 3.5 inch bore and shot a 5 pound ball. These were used from the 16th century to the late 17th century but saw action in the Civil War as an antipersonnel weapon when it was known as a 'Minion Drake'.
Created on: Friday 7th September 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 12th September 2012
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