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Title: DS119 Cannonball find
Post by: Abz_sco 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.

Title: Re: DS119 Cannonball find
Post by: crepitis on August 06, 2015, 07:25:14 PM
Nice one  8)
Title: Re: DS119 Cannonball find
Post by: Molly1 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
Title: Re: DS119 Cannonball find
Post by: Marcos1 on August 06, 2015, 08:06:00 PM
Nice find  :)
Title: Re: DS119 Cannonball find
Post by: Seagoon on August 06, 2015, 08:07:25 PM
Interesting find.  What else will turn up in this context?  :) :)
Title: Re: DS119 Cannonball find
Post by: P0k3Rman on August 06, 2015, 08:09:06 PM
....very cool mate, but are they claiming it?
Title: Re: DS119 Cannonball find
Post by: Abz_sco on August 06, 2015, 09:15:34 PM
At moment TT just want more pics and measurements? We will see what they say next?
Title: Re: DS119 Cannonball find
Post by: TheJim on August 06, 2015, 09:18:35 PM
Good find  :)
Title: Re: DS119 Cannonball find
Post by: fifer on August 06, 2015, 09:24:59 PM
well done good find
Title: Re: DS119 Cannonball find
Post by: Stan67 on August 06, 2015, 10:15:22 PM
Well done Abz nice wee find :)
Title: Re: DS119 Cannonball find
Post by: Garry on August 06, 2015, 10:27:09 PM
Nice find Abz......well done  ;)
Title: Re: DS119 Cannonball find
Post by: Bruno on August 06, 2015, 10:34:02 PM
Good wee or should I say large find.
Title: Re: DS119 Cannonball find
Post by: Lucky LIFE MEMBER 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.
Title: Re: DS119 Cannonball find
Post by: FergalThang on August 06, 2015, 10:58:11 PM
That's a cracking find, well done :)
Title: Re: DS119 Cannonball find
Post by: Silverback on August 06, 2015, 11:10:00 PM
Good find mate, well done!  ;) ;D
Title: Re: DS119 Cannonball find
Post by: DartmoorRanger on August 07, 2015, 12:55:01 AM
Nice find Abz, well done. :)
Title: Re: DS119 Cannonball find
Post by: Sinky on August 07, 2015, 06:43:33 AM
Really nice find there mate well done  ;D
Title: Re: DS119 Cannonball find
Post by: budge1 on August 07, 2015, 08:03:16 AM
Well done mate, Interesting find.
Title: Re: DS119 Cannonball find
Post by: wayoutwest on August 07, 2015, 09:02:55 AM
Well found, I have never found one myself
Title: Re: DS119 Cannonball find
Post by: Indiana on August 07, 2015, 12:26:14 PM
A great find. Well done.
Title: Re: DS119 Cannonball find
Post by: dash on August 07, 2015, 03:44:40 PM
Nice find their, imagine how many of us have missed these with an iron reading we normally skip over these
Title: Re: DS119 Cannonball find
Post by: P0k3Rman on August 07, 2015, 05:36:07 PM
Nice find their, imagine how many of us have missed these with an iron reading we normally skip over these

...if it is round and cast iron Paul, and more than eight inches deep it will sound like a banging good target of non-ferrous material. We have all dug deep bits of cast iron and also round bits of iron (rings, etc). It just depends on whether you will dig a big banging target or not  ;) :D
Title: Re: DS119 Cannonball find
Post by: axb77938 on August 07, 2015, 06:47:49 PM
interesting
Title: Re: DS119 Cannonball find
Post by: techdoc on August 08, 2015, 09:32:52 AM
Excellent piece of history well done ;)
Title: Re: DS119 Cannonball find
Post by: Grant on August 08, 2015, 09:41:27 AM
Nice find their, imagine how many of us have missed these with an iron reading we normally skip over these

...if it is round and cast iron Paul, and more than eight inches deep it will sound like a banging good target of non-ferrous material. We have all dug deep bits of cast iron and also round bits of iron (rings, etc). It just depends on whether you will dig a big banging target or not  ;) :D

I always dig the big bangers  ;D
Title: Re: DS119 Cannonball find
Post by: charlie1965 on August 09, 2015, 04:55:38 PM
Nice find Abz well done