Object Title

8 pr gun

8 pr gun

Date

1791

Object Number

XIX.369

Provenance

Excavated March 1986 and donated by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets June 1986.

Physical Description

The cascable consists of a button, now missing, and an ogee moulding. The base ring is flat and flanked by two fillets. The vent field is plain with a keyhole vent. The first reinforce ring consists of an ogee moulding. The bell shaped muzzle has a flat astragal and an ogee moulding at the mouth.
The cascable button and left trunnion are missing. The cascable button and left trunnion are missing. The hun is badly pitted overall. There is an offset sight mount to the right on the base ring.
The marks consist of AN 2 L AMOTHE chiselled into the base of an anchor flanked by R and F

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 79.5 in (202 cm), Overall length: Unknown (cascable button missing)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

3.75 in (9.5 cm)

Associations

Places France

Notes

Formerly used as a bollard on Tower Hill (numbered 5).
Catalogued June 1986. J.M.P.