Three bronze Portuguese breech lock cannons

Item # csw0008

Three bronze Portuguese breech lock cannons c1589-1600 found on a Portuguese shipwreck off the island of Ternate Dutch East Indies.

These cannons were of small size and could have probably been used for barter for trade in the Dutch East Indies or were used as samples by a Portuguese salesman working for a gun company in Portugal.

The cannons look as if they have been in the ocean for some time but are still stable. They measure No 1: 25½" No 2: 35½" and No3: 34½"

 
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