Round Shot Physical Object

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Creation Date
circa 1700
Several dents. 1 of 4 round shot recovered from blunderbuss barrel 1986.008.0657a. See also 1986.008.0657b, c, e.
Round shot was the ammunition for the muskets and pistols carried on board the Henrietta Marie. The lead balls could be made by sailors from spare lead carried on board using handheld molds. The mold seems and sprue marks can still be seen on many. This ammunition would be used for defense against boarding as well as from the slaves on board.

12.95 g Weight

1.3 cm Diameter

1.3 cm. diameter. 12.95 grams