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Title: Last Two Trips
Post by: wittsy1 on October 08, 2018, 01:52:32 PM
Managed to get out last Sunday and this Sunday and got these. William III Silver Sixpence 1697 and what I think could be a Cannon Ball weighing in at just under 1lb and with a Diameter of just under 2 inches. What sort of date I don't know. Thank you for looking.


Title: Re: Last Two Trips
Post by: Johnboy25 on October 08, 2018, 02:20:11 PM
Nice clean coin that 👍 and would not liked to have been hit with that cannon ball.
John


Title: Re: Last Two Trips
Post by: Val Beechey on October 08, 2018, 03:12:19 PM
Very nice coin wittsy. Wouldn’t mind that in my collection.
The cannon ball is ringing bells but I’m afraid there’s no tune coming to mind.
I seem to remember there was a name for the small cannon but grey matter not as good as it used to be,
Bet it gave a good signal though.


Title: Re: Last Two Trips
Post by: Neil on October 08, 2018, 04:00:59 PM
Great finds - the William was minted in Exeter.

Cheers
Neil


Title: Re: Last Two Trips
Post by: Resurgam on October 08, 2018, 04:04:32 PM

I seem to remember there was a name for the small cannon but grey matter not as good as it used to be,
Bet it gave a good signal though.

Falconet????


Title: Re: Last Two Trips
Post by: Val Beechey on October 08, 2018, 07:07:16 PM
Sounds about right Chris. According to Wiki the barrel was 4 ft long and it had a calibra of 2 inches.
Well found Steve, not many of them come up.  ;D

Knew I’d heard something along those lines. Great.


Title: Re: Last Two Trips
Post by: wittsy1 on October 09, 2018, 11:21:54 AM
Thanks all for your comments, some nice and interesting feedback.

Yes it was a belter of a signal Val and was a good 12" down. Mind with the ground still quite hard, I felt like I had dug 12 foot. 


Title: Re: Last Two Trips
Post by: celticspikey on October 10, 2018, 10:01:20 PM
Super search there wittsy, that is a cracking sixpence.  ;)


Title: Re: Last Two Trips
Post by: wittsy1 on October 11, 2018, 12:26:03 PM
Super search there wittsy, that is a cracking sixpence.  ;)

Thank you Celticspikey


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