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Cannon ball: 5 1/4 lbs.

Object Number: 
1935.109
Date: 
1730-1758
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/8 in. ( 8.6 cm )
Description: 
Iron cannonball; stamped with fleur-de-lis.
Gallery Label: 
This cannonball was found at Louisbourg, a French fortress on Cape Breton Island in Canada. Built in the early seventeenth century, the fort was captured in 1758 during the French and Indian War by British forces under General William Howe.
Credit Line: 
Presented by Mr. Albert Almon, through Major Howland Pell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group