1700s Spanish colonial bronze "thunder mug" mortar.

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Non-wreck Start Price:300.00 USD Estimated At:400.00 - 600.00 USD
1700s Spanish colonial bronze  thunder mug  mortar.
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1700s Spanish colonial bronze "thunder mug" mortar. 7.35 kilograms, 6" tall, 5-1/4" base, 3/4" bore. Sometimes called a "thundermug," small flat-based cannons like this were used as powder-testers and signaling guns, or in this case firing a 3/4" ball projectile, this one with heavy brown-green patina, side lift handle, tapered body with ring-turned decoration, base with powder receptacle and vent, in excellent condition, found in Virginia. With photo-certificate.