Fragment of a bronze gun

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From the sea off Dunbar Castle, East Lothian

Postcard of Fragment of a bronze gun.
© National Museums Scotland

Fragment of a bronze gun

This is a fragment of a bronze gun which has blown up when being fired. The fragment was found in the sea off Dunbar Castle in East Lothian. The gun was made in 1564.

The fragment has the vent or touch-hole - the hole in the breech through which the charge was ignited.

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Online ID: 000-100-000-825-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.LH 437
Date: 1564
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 154 mm L x 135 mm max W x 55 mm max D
What: Fragment
Subject: Firearms (NMAS Classification)
Description: Fragment of bronze
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