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Large iron cannon from the Populo of the Spanish 1733 Fleet (Florida Keys).

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Non-wreck Start Price:700.00 USD Estimated At:700.00 - 1,000.00 USD
Large iron cannon from the Populo of the Spanish 1733 Fleet (Florida Keys).
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This item SOLD at 2011 Oct 26 @ 19:16UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Large iron cannon from the Populo of the Spanish 1733 Fleet (Florida Keys). 7'2" long, weight unknown (very heavy). While bronze cannons are more popular and far more expensive, shipwreck iron cannons are in fact far more challenging to obtain, as they are heavier and almost always rusty and unstable, not to mention that many of them are never removed from the seabed to begin with! This one, however, is intact, solid and guaranteed (by Marty, pictured here) to be stable, as it has been since it was recovered decades ago. It is comparable in all respects to its "brother" from the same wreck shown in photos opposite page 63 in Flash of Gold. Its diameter ranges from 8" at the muzzle to 11-3/4" at the breech, with 4" bore and 5" cascabel. Its current location is Miami, Florida, from where the winning bidder will need to take delivery. From the Populo (1733 Fleet, Florida Keys), and pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection.