Barshot:5lb.square head type

Barshot:5lb.square head type
Title
Barshot:5lb.square head type
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Object Number 
1947.585
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group