Object Title

2 in gun

2 in gun

Date

1500-1599

Object Number

XIX.113

Provenance

Taken in Benin in 1897 together with Nos. XIX.112, 114. cf. Nos.9, 90, 238, 239

Physical Description

The piece has a pivot mounting. It is similar in design to No.XIX.9, 90, 239. The slender chase is encircled near the muzzle with a raised band or collar ornamented with a running plant design, and at the edge of the breech trough is an unidentified symbol in relief. The gun preserves its long tail or tiller made as a separate piece riveted to the cascabel. An iron swivel is attached to the trunnions. The bore is very rough and seems never to have been cleaned up after the gun was cast

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 62 in (157.5 cm), Overall length: 99 in (251.5 cm)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

2 in _ (5 cm)

Associations

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976., No. 239, p.170.