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MD ID
399
PAS ID
Artefact Type
MUSKET BALL
Period
POST MEDIEVAL
Club Name
County
Devon
Country
United Kingdom
Description
Post-medieval lead musket balls complete with casting sprue probably dating to c1600 c1800. Musket balls were very often made by the owner and cast in crude moulds. This example shows several balls that have been cast and are still attached to the sprue. The sprue is the part that is where the molten lead is poured. The balls would then be removed from the sprue and cleaned up before use in the musket.
Discovered
2019
Added
17/03/2019
Updated
10/04/2019
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