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Artifact Identification Cannonball   (1949.07.0002)
  1. Science & Technology T&E
  2. :
  3. Armaments
  4. :
  5. Ammunition
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Early Ottoman Empire, 15th century
Culture Ottoman or Byzantine

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Circumference) 55 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 17.2 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 6800 g
Measuring Remarks More than 25lbs. Circumference is about 55 cm.
Materials Stone--Granite
Manufacturing Processes N/A
Munsell Color Information Grayish Brown (7.5yr 4/2) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Per Joel Gordon, Dept. of History, UIUC, 1997: (Info on 1949.07.0002). "I defer here to the wisdom of the donor, Professor Lybyer, one of the early giants of Ottoman studies, and of UI history department."

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

_A Guide to the Greek Coin Reproductions from the British Museum that are in the World Heritage Museum Collection_ NOTE: The "Guide" was compiled from information taken from: Hill, G.F. _A Guide to the Principal Coins of the Greeks from Circ. 700 B.C. to A.D. 270, Based on the Work of Barclay V. Head_. University Press, Oxford,j 1965. Head, Barclay V. _A Guide to the Principal Gold and Silver Coins of the Ancients from B.C. 700 to A.D. 1_. Oxford University Press, London, 1895.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Gift of Mrs. A. H. Lybyer
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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