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May 16, 2014 11:00 AM

In cyprus and found this

Help needed with this rock/stone found in my garden in Cyprus.

Friends say its man made but i dont think so?

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    May 15, 2014 8:52 PM (in response to Floodle)
    Re: In cyprus and found this

    Hi

     

    Where are you, near the coast, or  an old town I am thinking man made from stone  how big is it

     

    Steve

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    May 15, 2014 9:23 PM (in response to Floodle)
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    Interesting Floodle

    I think it's a recently broken flint nodule with an inclusion.

     

    Tabfish

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      May 15, 2014 9:50 PM (in response to Tabfish)
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      Hi Tabfish

       

      Out on a limb/another world as usual, I think its a Turkish Stone Cannon ball fragment, subject to size

       

      Steve

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        May 15, 2014 9:57 PM (in response to Steve Jelf)
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        I'm with Tabfish

        Mike

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          May 15, 2014 11:21 PM (in response to MikeHardman)
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          st.jpgIts odd thats it a spherical

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            May 16, 2014 7:38 AM (in response to Steve Jelf)
            Re: In cyprus and found this

            Steve,

             

            Are there any particular characteristics that such canonballs have, that allow a definitive ID?

            (internal structure / rind / material / density / size)

             

            I ask because AFAIK I have never seen one.

            As a geologist not an archaeologist, I am familiar with concretions and nodules, which can be highly sperical, so my objectivity is naturally biassed.

             

            Mike

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              May 16, 2014 2:31 PM (in response to MikeHardman)
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              Hi Mike

               

              I cannot give any characteristics for stone cannon balls offten during a siege they will be made locally

               

              I see the Ottomans landed  at Limassol  2 July 1570 against Venetian both are known to have used stone but I am not aware of the calibre

               

              I remember reading somewhere even Ottoman decapited heads being used in one battle

               

              Steve

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