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possible military use??

Post by smudge.g » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:57 pm

Found this pretty heavy brass/copper object on pasture with the Deus at 8Khz. Some friends suggested possible grapeshot but I really have no clue but a few military finds dating to early 1800s have also come from the same field, as well as Georgian coppers and musket balls. Any ideas guys?
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Re: possible military use??

Post by Koala » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:04 pm

looks like they were attached to something flat

brooch or locket maybe ?????

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Re: possible military use??

Post by Ladybird66 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:29 pm

I’m sure I’ve seen something like that before and it had something to do with cannon shot.
Nice unusual find. One to put in the ‘maybe’ box.

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Re: possible military use??

Post by Junior » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:10 pm

Ladybird66 wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:29 pm
I’m sure I’ve seen something like that before and it had something to do with cannon shot.
Nice unusual find. One to put in the ‘maybe’ box.
Look under cannon grape shot and images......there's different make ups of the ball...in 3s etc on top of each other....and maybe just corroded together like that over the years ... :-/

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Re: possible military use??

Post by Wigeon » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:22 pm

I don't think it is 'cannon' related. Grape-shot (naval) or case-shot/canister (land) was cast iron.
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Re: possible military use??

Post by Wansdyke44 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:18 am

Would say this is more domestic than military.
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