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Original Civil War Cannon
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1622! Original Iron Cannon that Sank on the Santa Margarita in 1622
Item #: L5312
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This one is rough as a cobb but it has one hell of a story! This is one of the 25 cannon that sank off the Florida Keys in 1622. This 7 foot long iron cannon was one of 25 that were to defend the Spanish Galleon, the Santa Margarita. The Santa Margarita was part of the treasure fleet that is best known because of the treasure of the Atocha. It was a sister ship that sank within sight of the Atocha. The Santa Margarita was heavily laden with treasure from the new world including "166,574 silver "pieces of eight” treasure coins, more than 550 ingots of silver weighing some 10,000 pounds, and over 9,000 ounces of gold in the form of bars, discs and bits. " The cannon lay at the bottom of the ocean until the mid-1970's when it was recovered by the Mel Fisher recovery team. Since it was recovered it has spent its time in a private collection in Ohio. We are proud to offer it for your collection now. The gun is approximately 7 feet long and constructed of iron. The breech of the barrel is approximately 14 inches wide with the muzzle being 8 inches across. The barrel weighs probably 1,500 to 2,000 pounds. As you can see the iron is heavily deteriorated but it isn't often that you get a chance to own a real Spanish Treasure Galleon Cannon from the 1600's.

Shipping Weight: 500 lbs
Price Was: $6950 Sale Price: $4,995.00 USD

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