Object Title

8 pr gun

8 pr gun

Date

1792

Object Number

XIX.371

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 astragal flanked by two fillets. The second reinforce ring consists of an ogee moulding at the mouth.
The cascable button and both trunnions are broken off. There is a sighting point on the base ring offset to the right.
The marks consist of AN 3me (-?) BO chiselled into the base ring and on the forward end of the second reinforce an anchor flanked by R and F

Dimensions

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

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

3.75 (9.5 cm)

Associations

Places France

Notes

Formerly used as a bollard on Tower Hill (numbered 7).
Catalogued 17th June 1986. J.M.P.