Object Title

2 pr gun

2 pr gun

Date

1700-1799

Object Number

XIX.97

Provenance

Transferred from the India Office to the Indian Section of the Victoria & Albert Museum, No.1-1894 I.S., in 1894 and from the Museum to the Armouries in 1958.

Physical Description

The muzzle is formed as a monster's head. The prominent mouldings are edged with conventional foliage, the chase and second reinforce being ornamented with foliated panels in relief. A raised block on the base ring is pierced with a peep sight, there being a large foresight at the muzzle. The chase is engraved with the measurements: 'Length 10in 5, Width 2in 5, 10'. Just below the reinforce ring are stamped the numbers 59-4-2-25, the first being an inventory number, the others the weight. The entire surface shows considerable traces of gold paint.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 60 in (152.4 cm), Overall length: 68.5 in (174 cm) Weight: 4 cwt 2 qtr 25 lb (239.9 kg)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

2.3 in _ (5.8 cm)

Associations

Places India

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976., No.216, p.159.