Details for Iron

This should be used for iron and steel. You can specify wrought iron or cast iron, or steel, in the Description field. Corroded wrought iron can often be recognised by its laminated or fibrous appearance, caused by the stringers of slag that follow the forging lines. Cast iron can be recognised by the use of thin cross-sections and complex cast shapes. It is also often better preserved than wrought iron. Cast iron only appeared in Britain in the late 15th century and was for some time used only for a restricted range of objects (guns, gun shot, fire backs).

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British Museum URI: 11019

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We have recorded 4 examples.

Record: MAS-O100189
Object type: NAIL
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: The find consists of 8 iron nails and an u…
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Record: MAS-D100180
Object type: CANNON
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: This item appears to be a small calibre bl…
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Record: MAS-O100169
Object type: KNIFE
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: Double edged blade covered with concretion…
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Record: MAS-100009
Object type: SHOT
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: This is an assemblage of six round cast ir…
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