Very Large solid shot Cannon Ball

TheGroundHog

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Jan 20, 2022
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Hanover County Va.
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Diameter measures 9"

Cant lift it. weights about 100 pounds

Any idea of value or era?

Any idea of value?
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devldog

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Man, was this dug at a battle site or where other artifacts have been found?
 

ARC

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Super great find.... well done.
I will say now without the dimensions and exact weight that you have definitely dug a Civil War Cannon Ball.
Possibly mortar ball but will need the exact size and weight to truly ID.
As far as value... what someone will pay... it is and will be a desired piece to collectors.
 
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TheGroundHog

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Hanover County Va.
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Super great find.... well done.
I will say now without the dimensions and exact weight that you have definitely dug a Civil War Cannon Ball.
Possibly mortar ball but will need the exact size and weight to truly ID.
As far as value... what someone will pay... it is and will be a desired piece to collectors.
Thank you. Just to be clear a home owner found this next to her stable.

I just came out to check it for fuses and help identify.
 

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