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DS119 Cannonball find
« on: August 06, 2015, 07:19:49 PM »
I found a small cannonball on the back fields opened up in the afternoon.

Emailed Natasha as she came back with the following -saying she would like to record it.

This is an interesting size of cannonball, which converts to just under 2lb, is likely to have been used in a very small light piece of field artillery, something like a falcon. Anything larger than this outside the context of a battlefield or skirmish I always have doubts about as they can be used a garden ornaments, etc, in the 19th century. But this one is more likely to have some relation to 17th century conflict, perhaps a skirmish possibly during the War of the Three Kingdoms or later Covenanter Wars. I don’t see anything immediately in the Historic Environment Record, but this may be the first evidence of any activity.


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Re: DS119 Cannonball find
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2015, 07:25:14 PM »
Nice one  8)
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Re: DS119 Cannonball find
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2015, 07:29:18 PM »
Well done, you need to know what you're looking at, I'd have thought junk. Thanks for sharing picture and another bit of knowledge  :D
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Re: DS119 Cannonball find
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2015, 08:06:00 PM »
Nice find  :)
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Re: DS119 Cannonball find
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2015, 08:07:25 PM »
Interesting find.  What else will turn up in this context?  :) :)

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Re: DS119 Cannonball find
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2015, 08:09:06 PM »
....very cool mate, but are they claiming it?

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Re: DS119 Cannonball find
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2015, 09:15:34 PM »
At moment TT just want more pics and measurements? We will see what they say next?

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Re: DS119 Cannonball find
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2015, 09:18:35 PM »
Good find  :)
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Re: DS119 Cannonball find
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2015, 09:24:59 PM »
well done good find

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Re: DS119 Cannonball find
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2015, 10:15:22 PM »
Well done Abz nice wee find :)
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Re: DS119 Cannonball find
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2015, 10:27:09 PM »
Nice find Abz......well done  ;)
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Re: DS119 Cannonball find
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2015, 10:34:02 PM »
Good wee or should I say large find.

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Re: DS119 Cannonball find
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2015, 10:36:00 PM »
A Falcon cannon "ABZ"         Lovely and very unusual type of cannonball find. This is Natasha's field, so a real expert explaining her thoughts on what you have discovered.

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Re: DS119 Cannonball find
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2015, 10:58:11 PM »
That's a cracking find, well done :)

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Re: DS119 Cannonball find
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2015, 11:10:00 PM »
Good find mate, well done!  ;) ;D
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