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Barshot

Title:
Barshot
Date: 
1775-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 x 3 1/2 in. ( 33 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Iron bar shot; two half-circles connected by rectangular bar.
Credit Line: 
Gift of C.K. Johnson
Object Number: 
1934.133
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this bar shot was found by the donor in Dutchess County, New York. Bar shot was a kind of artillery ammunition that expanded and came apart when fired from a cannon.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group