Rye Cannon Ball
inscription: Model of
cannon ball excavated at Landgate, Rye, 1907. This ball was probably
fired by the French who twice burnt Rye to the ground (1377 &
height: 70mm and
matching arms: Cinque Port
of Rye; Seal of Rye
notes: There are two
forms of the model as shown in the photograph: the cannon ball is
either separate (the smaller size given above) or mounted on a white
glazed pedestal (the larger size). In both cases the ball itself is
coloured predominantly black and brown as shown.
The model first appeared in the 8th edition of The Goss Record
where it was listed as a new shape, though only one size is mentioned
in the listing and the accompanying illustration is of the cannon ball
without the pedestal. The version with the pedestal was therefore
presumably produced somewhat later.
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