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RARE COMPLETE AND PERFECT 15TH CENTURY SANDSTONE STONE CANNONBALL FROM THE MIDDLE AGES

Eastern Europe (site to be disclosed to buyer only)

MIDDLE AGES:  15TH CENTURY A.D.

This is a unique artifact of Medieval European history in perfect form.  It is a complete and intact SANDSTONE stone cannonball from the Eastern European Middle Ages.  A cache of these was discovered in a buried Medieval armory long ago in Eastern Europe during the construction of a bridge (The specific location to be disclosed to buyer only to protect the site).  In this cache, two kinds were found but in the same caliber - some in granite and others in a reddish cream sandstone.  We acquired this specimen from an old German private collection and while it is possible to sometimes find broken or partial specimens of these, this is the first time we have seen such an occurrence where one can acquire such intact and complete specimens on the open market.  Microscopic examination shows irrefutable mineral and sediment deposits that attest to its age.  Absolutely a must for a well-diversified weapons of ancient and middle age history. 

Cannonballs from later periods are common but from the days of knights in armor, castles and jousting, such a specimen is truly a great and RARE find.  Because of the nature of this specimen having never been fired, the preservation and condition is as good as it gets.  Two types of stone cannonballs were found at the site - granite and sandstone.  It is likely that the granite ones were more effective due to their harder nature and better ability to withstand impact.  During this period, metallic cannonballs were not yet popular and were expensive compared to stone examples.  This remarkable and authentic Middle Ages stone cannonball is AS FOUND and has NO REPAIR OR RESTORATION

 

SUPERB, RARE EXAMPLE IN PERFECT PRESERVATION OF A GENUINE STONE CANNONBALL FROM THE DAYS OF KNIGHTS AND CASTLES!!!

4.25" diameter

SOLD     AR001     Actual Item - One Only

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