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Old 19th August 2012, 10:33 AM   #1
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Default Cannonball, or something else ?

This one was given to me by a friend. It was dug up in his garden in Aalborg/Denmark. It was found approx 70 cm in the ground.
Size is 11,5 cm/ 2254 grams.
any thoughts on what it might be ?
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Old 19th August 2012, 02:57 PM   #2
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Hi HB,

Please see here:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...ight=cannonball

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Old 19th August 2012, 03:22 PM   #3
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It is truly amazing to see what astounding information can be found with the search feature here! Over these years many informative discussions have brought together a great corpus of data in comprehensive coverage, often adding new and little known material.
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Old 19th August 2012, 08:43 PM   #4
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Please see here:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...ight=cannonball

Best,
Michael


That's some great info Michael.

Unfortunately it seems like my ball is not a cannonball
The two cirkles is excactly opposite each other and there is no filler hole sprue. Besides that mine is hollow.
I have posted this on a danish site too, and noone can confirm this as a cannonball.

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Old 20th August 2012, 01:54 PM   #5
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Hi HB,
No wind mills in the area where your ball was found ?
... or prisons ?
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http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...ght=cannon+ball
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Old 20th August 2012, 05:43 PM   #6
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Now you've had the serious replies...

It's a dead ringer for Mimas, one of the moons of Saturn.
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Old 21st August 2012, 07:52 AM   #7
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Hi HB,
No wind mills in the area where your ball was found ?
... or prisons ?
Look here:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...ght=cannon+ball


Another great link ! Thanks !

Took another look at it yesterday. It seems like the dot in the circle has got a thread. So maybe it has been hanging from a hook/eye or something that has been screwed in the ball.
It is most probably a counterweight of some kind. We didn't use those kind of windmills in Denmark, but it could have been used as a counterweight in another kind of industry maschine.

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as we just finished the olympics and are about to start the paralympics, the following comes to mind

2.5 kg throwing hammer/weight minus it's broken off handle? (some of these are hollow / lead shot filled.)

Sarah Holt Throws the 2.5kg hammer
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Old 21st August 2012, 10:37 AM   #9
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Now you've had the serious replies...

It's a dead ringer for Mimas, one of the moons of Saturn.



now you have me worried. i have the feeling it will shortly clear the planet...
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Now you've had the serious replies...

It's a dead ringer for Mimas, one of the moons of Saturn.


There it is Thanks for solving the mystery !
Incredible, how much alike they are !
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as we just finished the olympics and are about to start the paralympics, the following comes to mind

2.5 kg throwing hammer/weight minus it's broken off handle? (some of these are hollow / lead shot filled.)

Sarah Holt Throws the 2.5kg hammer


Thanks, it could be one of these.....
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now you have me worried. i have the feeling it will shortly clear the planet...


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Old 2nd September 2012, 12:14 PM   #13
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On a similar theme , I have had this odd item in my possession for 20 years .. it was dug up on a local farm and described to me as a cannonball by the finder. Whilst I doubt it's a projectile , I was hoping someone might recognise what it is . It has a diameter of 80 mm and weighs an astonishing 2.4 kg . It appears to be made of bronze but is hollow and filled with lead .
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A wall or a tower clock pendulum ? the suspension ring gone ?
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