What is this? Is this a real cannonball?

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It is 2.9" and weighs 3.92lbs?
 

ucvrelics

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Could be from a 32lb stand of grape which each grape shot measured 2.875. Like @John Winn ask where was it dug?
 
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Rhea Cole

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The diameter & weight are those of a 4 pound cannon ball. That was a Revolutionary War era round. At this point, mill weights are as likely an answer. As Holmes would say, we need more data.
 

John Winn

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The diameter & weight are those of a 4 pound cannon ball. That was a Revolutionary War era round. At this point, mill weights are as likely an answer. As Holmes would say, we need more data.

The shot tables I have say a 4 pdr was 3.12 inches in diameter and weighed 4.07 pounds. What is your source ? Just curious.
 
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