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A00161 - Half 12pdr polygonal section -- pentagonal shaped type
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Item Number: F00161

Item Title: Half 12pdr polygonal section -- pentagonal shaped type

Price: $195

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: CS

Type: Spherical shell with polygonal cavity

Size: 12pdr

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Location Recovered: Spanish Fort, AL

Description:Half of a 12 pounder Confederate cannon ball cast with a core that created lines of weakness allowing it to break into consistent sized pieces. Commonly called a polygonal cavity cannon ball and also known as a Mallett Polygonal Cavity shell, this was a very effective design. It caused the shell to break into 12 equal pieces. This one has the pentagonal shaped pieces. I will include one of those frags with the purchase of this half shell.