Worked in fine-grained red sandstone, this heavy ball was made to be catapulted at castle defences from a seige machine known as a trebuchet. It is one of 43 examples that survive at Bothwell Castle. The castle was badly damaged by the English during the Wars of Independence (1296-1357). Now on display at Bothwell Castle.
13th Century-14th Century
212 x 250 x 280mm