Revolutionary War Battle of Yorktown British 9 LB Bar Shot HMS Charon
Revolutionary War Battle of Yorktown British 9 LB Bar Shot HMS Charon used for cutting rigging at close range, 12 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. weighs roughly 8 lbs 12 oz, reportedly recovered from the wreck of HMS Charon, sunk by the French fleet at the siege of Yorktown in 1781
Heavy corrosion, cleaned and consolidated. Paper tag giving provenance considerably damaged by water
Provenance From the estate of a Maryland collector. Purchased in 1993.