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Centuries-old arquebus ball found in Jersey
« on: November 15, 2017, 03:29:12 PM »
Centuries-old arquebus ball found in Jersey

https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2017/11/03/metal-detectorist-finds-centuries-old-arquebus-ball/

A RARE arquebus ball, a projectile which was used from the 1400s to penetrate plate armour, has been found by a metal detectorist in a field in St Brelade.

The lead ball, which is over an inch wide, is believed to be one of the biggest and heaviest such shots ever found in the Island.

It would have been fired from an arquebus, a form of long gun which began to be used in Europe from the early 15th century.


Read more at https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2017/11/03/metal-detectorist-finds-centuries-old-arquebus-ball/