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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.


Item was previously on loan to: Otago Museum


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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