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Early cast-iron ball-and-chain prisoner restraint, 1800s.

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Non-wreck Artifacts Start Price:170.00 USD Estimated At:200.00 - 300.00 USD
Early cast-iron ball-and-chain prisoner restraint, 1800s.
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Early cast-iron ball-and-chain prisoner restraint, 1800s. 20 lbs, 30" long, 5" diameter ball. Heavy and solid 18-pounder iron ball with as-made hole connected to eight forged-iron links and leg shackle at end (used with a padlock), all with rust-brown age-toned patina and in good condition. From the bottom of the James River (Virginia) near a wharf site dating to colonial times through the Civil War. With photo-certificate