December 04, 2019 10:00 AM EST Cincinnati


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Very Rare 15th Century European Bronze Breechloading Cannon

44.5" barrel with moldings at the breech and muzzle. Raised flower on top of breech near the trunnion. Casting is somewhat rough, 2" bore is smooth. This specimen still retains what appears to be an original bronze removable loading cartridge. Bronze handle. Touch hole surrounded by a flower. Cascabel is pierced for an oak aiming stick with only traces remaining now.  60" overall. [Auctioneer's Note: this item weighs ca 200lbs so special shipping arrangements may apply]. 

Condition:

Cannon is patinated throughout and showing its six centuries of age. Cannons of this type are generally found only in museums. This is a rare opportunity for collectors of this type of cannons to acquire one - especially with a breech plug in identical condition. 

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$2,760
12/04/2019

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