1998.220.2

Cannonball.

Iron cannonball found on the south end of Traigh Bhi.

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Object Details

Other Number: not specified

Cannonball

Cast iron cannonball found on the south end of Traigh Bhi (50p for scale). Although the cannonball is quite small, fitting easily into two hands, the archivist almost `did herself an injury` lifting it for the photograph! How the cannonball came to be on the beach is unknown, although it may have been washed in from one of the many ships wrecked on the skerries off Tiree`s shores.
Normal Location: Main Store North: archive box 3
Current Location: normal location

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