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Armada Wreck at Portincross

Small Lead Shot

Period:
16th Century
Description:
Lead Shot could be used either singly, for example in a Musket, or up to 15 could be fired at once in a wide mouthed gun like a blunderbuss. No two balls are made exactly the same, indicating that they were hand made.
Materials/Media:
lead
Dimensions:
average diameter 4mm
Source:
The Dick Institute
Accession number:
AR/B82
Digital Number:
EAAH020n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council