Musket ball



Musket ball

A musket ball possibily from as far back as the English War and 1645 when Borough Hill was used as an encampment for King Charles I army. Lead musket balls such as this (the lead now has a textured pale patina) are quite common finds in the Northamptonshire area where there was much action in battle during the Civil War. Ball measures approximately 2.5cm in diameter.

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Record number:2021.28.1
Simple name:musket ball
Classification term:rich histories
Period:17th century
Date:1600 1699 possible