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robert1715

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Stone Cannonballs from FL Keys
« on: July 28, 2020, 07:48:02 PM »
Does this seem legit on an 18th Century Spanish shipwreck?  I have heard of stone cannonballs being found on the Spanish Armada shipwrecks but that is 1588.  This is a 1733 shipwreck.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SPANISH-4-POUND-CANNON-STONE-CANNONBALL-SPANISH-SHIPWRECK-MATECUMBE-KEY-FL-1733-/224051055322?hash=item342a7bcada%3Ag%3Aoj8AAOSwmIxfFzcg&nma=true&si=cjNsPOSP2ZSC5SYWZlYbctNAYww%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

Thanks in Advance


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Re: Stone Cannonballs from FL Keys
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2020, 09:46:53 PM »
Sounds plausible but I know nothing about stone cannon balls.  I hope you get some responses to help you.  I'd like to learn more about them.  If anyone knows of any reference to help with ID and use I'd appreciate it.
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Carl

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Re: Stone Cannonballs from FL Keys
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2020, 12:20:20 AM »
Are we sure they aint ballast
It's not always "Survival of the fitest" sometimes the idiots get through.

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Re: Stone Cannonballs from FL Keys
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Re: Stone Cannonballs from FL Keys
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2020, 08:09:18 AM »
Yup, don't know about the stones, but the seller cannot be trusted under any circumstances.