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Small bronze signal cannon, Spanish colonial, 1600s.

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Militaria Start Price:120.00 USD Estimated At:150.00 - 250.00 USD
Small bronze signal cannon, Spanish colonial, 1600s.
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This item SOLD at 2009 Apr 09 @ 22:21UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Small bronze signal cannon, Spanish colonial, 1600s. 3 lb, 3" tall, 2½" in diameter. Short, crude, flat-bottomed cannons like this one were apparently in widespread use throughout the colonies but particularly in Peru, where they were fired either to send up signals or to test powder, the bore on this one about 1¼" and with distinct touch-hole near bottom, lightly patinated throughout and with white encrustation inside. Found in a colonial area of Peru.