Photo: York Museums Trust CC By SA2.0
Object type: Shot
Period: Post Medieval
Primary material: Lead
Date found: 19/04/2021
Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire


A lead shot, from the 17th to 18th century, cast with two expanded ends and a distinct waist. These were known as a ‘capstan’ bullet (or sometimes ‘bobbin’ shot) because of their similar form to nautical capstans.