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One of two giant siege guns, or bombards, given to James II of Scotland in 1457. Made in Mons in 1449 to the order of Duke Philip the Good of Burgundy it was supplied by Jehan Cambier 'marchant d'artillerie' at the cost of £1’536.2s. Weighing over 6,000kg, it fired 150kg stone cannonballs. Formerly on display at The Tower, London, it returned to Edinburgh Castle in 1829. A new timber and iron carriage was made by the Ministry of Works in 1934. On loan from the Royal Armouries.
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Date Made
l 4064mm (l 160")
dia 730mm (dia 2' 4 3/4")
508mm (20")
w 6969kg 900.36g (w 15366lbs)
l 3050mm (l 120 1/16")
w 1845mm (w 6' 5/8")
h 1650mm (h 5' 4 15/16")
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