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Barshot:5lb.square head type

Object Number: 
1947.585
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 34.9 x 7 cm )
Description: 
Iron bar shot; two half-circles connected by bar.
Gallery Label: 
This bar shot was found by M. Ryan at Depot Lane in Washington Heights, Manhattan. Bar shot was a type of artillery ammunition that expanded when fired from a cannon.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group