Object Title

Artillery ammunition - 6 pr Expanding Shot

Artillery ammunition - 6 pr Expanding Shot

Date

1780-1830

Object Number

XX.44

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Hollow iron spherical shell of small size, pierced with six vertical slits and with a circular hole top and bottom

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 4.7in (12cm), Diameter: 4.8in (12.2cm) Weight: 7lb 13oz (3.5kg)

Calibre

6 pr

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

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

Notes

The measurement of the diameter is only approximate since the ball's shape is distorted.