Object Title

9 pr gun barrel - Rose and Crown type

9 pr gun barrel - Rose and Crown type

Date

1680-1720

Object Number

XIX.381

Provenance

Excavated from Tower Hill

Physical Description

The cascable consists of a plain round button, two arcs and three fillets. The base ring is flat with ab ogee moulding. The first reinforce after the vent field consists of an astragal and two fillets. The second reinforce ring consists of an astragal and an ogee moulding. The bell shaped muzzle has an astragal, and two fillets and an ogee moulding at the mouth.
The trunnions are broken off and scratched into the top of the muzzle face is W53. On the left of the muzzle face is scratched 1862 and on the right two illegible marks perhaps W.
The marks consist of the weight 17-0-0 chiselled on the rear of the first reinforce and a Broad Arrow at the forward end. On the second reinforce is cast a raised Rose and Crown

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 90.5 in (230 cm), Overall length: 96.5 in (245.1 cm)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

4 in

Associations

Places England

Notes

Formerly used as a bollard on Tower Hill (numbered 18). Excavated March 1986 and donated by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, June 1986.
Catalogued 17th June 1986. J.MP.