Bronze 17th/18th Century Lantaka Cannon

Bronze 17th/18th Century Lantaka Cannon
Product Code: EDGR016
Shipping Weight: 20.00 lbs


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Product Description

An authentic 17th-18th Century Brass/Bronze Ship's Swivel "LANTAKA" Cannon. Embossed foliate designs and  swivel post & yoke. The muzzle sight is designed with a sea serpant. Custom made mahogany display stand.  Measures: 26.5 inch overall length. 23 inch tube length. 1 inch bore. Cannon weighs 14 pounds. 

From the Capt. Edward L. Greenwood Maritime Collection

Reference- (Wikipedia) 
Lantaka: (Rentaka in Malay, also known as Kanyon in Tagolog), a type of bronze cannon mounted on merchant vessels traveling the waterways of Malay Archipelago. They were used in great numbers and various sizes in pre-colonial South East Asia especially in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia.  The guns were primarily used to defend against pirates demanding tribute for the local chief, or potentate.  They varied in weight from a few pounds to over a ton! The small examples under 200 lbs. were usually mounted with a swivel post & yoke to be set up anywhere on a ship or fortification.  The heavy cannon were mounted on gun carriages.  These cannons were mainly made at the foundries in the Malacca and Pahang with later patterns from the foundries in the Netherlands and Portugal and finally in Brunei.  They became so popular that the Dutch and Portuguese quickly learned that they could make and trade these cannon for goods but also for safe passage through pirate infested waters!