1957

Iron grapeshot.

Currency:USD Category:Antiques / Maritime Start Price:20.00 USD Estimated At:25.00 - 40.00 USD
Iron grapeshot.
SOLD
34.00USDto a****************** + (5.10) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2010 Apr 09 @ 18:41UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Iron grapeshot. 94 grams, 1-3/8" in diameter. Nice little sphere of iron, basically a small cannonball, well preserved (its rusty surfaces stabilized inside a clear coating), one of many recovered from this wreck, which was homebound from the Mediterranean, loaded with Greek vases and wounded soldiers, when she stopped at the Isles of Scilly in a storm but parted an anchor cable and sank, famously salvaged by Roland Morris in the 1960s and 1970s but also by more modern efforts starting in 2000. With certificate from the salvagers. Recovered from: HMS Colossus, sunk in 1798 off the Scilly Isles, southwest of England.