Ladies and Gentlemen,
I had this picture sent to me by someone what this object identified. I am currently away from my research material and sources and can not provide a definitive answer. I solicit your assistance.
This is the description they gave me. The photo is over 40 kb so if you would like to see the photo email me and I will forward to you. Thanks.
"The sphere is approximately 3-1/4 inches in diameter and over all diameter is 4 inches. The studs are 1/2 inch wide and 1/2 inch tall."
"We were hoping you could tell us what it may be. We have been told it may be a The Hanes "Excelsior" pat. 36,295 (1862) hand grenade from the Civil War. Our local bomb squad disarmed it. It was full of black powder that was explosive."
Gerald D. Hodge, Jr.
War Between the States Historian
Historian: 39th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment