POST MEDIEVAL UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT

An unidentified object that at first glance appears to be a musket ball. The object is lead alloy, spherical and solid. It has a projecting neck or collar which is circular in section, 6mm in diameter and 3.4mm long. The end of this is concave. Unusually, there are areas of gilding or gold paint surviving on the surface of the ball, particularly near the projecting sprue. Areas of red brown patina…