Parrott shell value

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Hello everyone,
This projectile is out of my era of interest/expertise, so I'd love if I could get some info on values for this Parrott shell. I have also heard some people say its a Amsterdam shell. Please correct me if I am wrong. It measures about 2.94 inches in diameter and is about 8.25 inches tall. The percussion fuze is made of zinc and fully unscrews to show a empty interior.
Would love some help!
Thanks
Ben
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I do not think it's civil war era. I think they all had cloth fuse cords
 
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I do not think it's civil war era. I think they all had cloth fuse cords
The fuze design did make me consider it could be post civil war, as I had not seen this type before either on parrott shells. I'd definitely like to hear more on that.
 

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Most of the civil war shells had a rope fuse . i think it was one inch for every second and i thing 3 inches was the max
I am sure someone will have the correct information
 

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