Record

Missile

< 142 of 151 > Back

from Lordscairnie, Crieff, Perthshire

Postcard of Missile.
000-180-001-702-C
© National Museums Scotland

Missile

This stone ball was found at Lordscairnie at Crieff in Perthshire. It was used as a missile probably in the 15th or 16th century.

The missile has one heat-blackened patch on it.

Carved stone balls without any decoration are difficult to date or to be certain of their function. Those which are very regular spheres around 60 mm in diameter, sometimes with fine pecking marks all over or with evidence of heating, are most likely to have been missiles. They were used in anti-personnel artillery guns called 'cut-throats' or 'bersis' mainly in the 15th and 16th century AD.


Record details

To search on related items, click any linked text below.

Online ID: 000-180-001-702-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
Project description | View all records in project
Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.AS 113
Date: Probably 15th or 16th century
Material: Whinstone
Dimensions: 2.75" Dia
What: Ball
Subject:
Who:
Where: Scotland, Perthshire, Crieff, Lordscairnie
Event:
Description: Ball of whinstone from Lordscairnie, Crieff, Perthshire
References:
Translations:
Related Records:
< 142 of 151 > Back
 
Powered by Scran