Cannonball

Occasionally something really quite good crops up on fleabay.

Listed recently were some metal detector finds of civil war era cannonballs. I contacted the seller who assured me that he had permission to detect on the land.

So for £20 posted I bought one.


Uncleaned, with coaster to give idea of scale.

A gentle clean with a wire brush Dremel attachment, and a spray of Waxoyl followed by a buff with a cloth and here it is:


A 9lb demi-culverin cannonball

Now residing on my desk. One of my cats steals anything and everything that is left on my desk; I'd like to see her try to steal this.

Comments

  1. What a fabulous looking thing! Whereabouts was it found?

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  2. If you have ever watched 'The Detectorists' you'd know that a detetectorist is coy about revealing where they find stuff, so 'Yorkshire' was the answer.

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