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Ball, Musket, Mould, Casting, D92.38

Physical Description

One round lead bullet in soapstone mould. Soapstone mould consists of two matching halves. A short piece of metal on each slots into a hole on the other, thus ensuing that the two halves are correctly aligned. Criss-cross markings are engraved into both sides of the bullet mouldings. Extending from the central moulding cavities of these round 'tabs' are cavities which produce a fluted or tapering hole into the centre once the two halves are fitted together. The exterior surfaces of these two halves have suffered some damage from chipping.

Provenance

Locality:
Item was previously on loan to: Otago Museum

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Mould): 15 x 35 x 34mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - Mould): 6 x 36 x 36mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (c - Musket ball): 10 x 10 x 10mm

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