Bronze 12 pounder basilisk known as "Queen Elizabeth's Pocket Pistol". Dutch, Utrecht, dated 1544. Cast by Jan Tolhuys. Thought to have been presented to Henry VIII, King of England, by Maximilian van Egmont, Count Buren, following the Siege of Boulogne, in 1544. With an English carriage 1827 (Tower Armouries, XIX.246)

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Bronze 12 pounder basilisk known as "Queen Elizabeth's Pocket Pistol". Dutch, Utrecht, dated 1544. Cast by Jan Tolhuys. Thought to have been presented to Henry VIII, King of England, by Maximilian van Egmont, Count Buren, following the Siege of Boulogne, in 1544. With an English carriage 1827 (Tower Armouries, XIX.246)

Bronze 12 pounder basilisk known as

Reference

RA PH A6754.3

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Item

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B/W Negative

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Open access

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Crown Copyright