Object Title

Artillery ammunition - Expanding Shot

Artillery ammunition - Expanding Shot

Date

1700-1799

Object Number

XX.70

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Consisting of three (originally four) hollow segments of a sphere each attached by a length of chain to a thin iron disc which forms a central support for the segments when assembled together

Dimensions

Dimensions: Diameter approx: 3in (7.62cm) Weight: Present weight: 1lb 3oz (0.5kg)

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976.

Notes

This shot is too light for use against shipping and must be anti-personnel. Several were probably loaded into a canister for firing.