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> GC0256 ANTIQUE SIGNAL CANNON 250mm Mini Lantaka Brass Wealth Curency Brunei Borneo Dyak
ANTIQUE SIGNAL CANNON 250mm Mini Lantaka Brass Wealth Curency Brunei Borneo Dyak
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Posted: 10th Sep 13
Updated: 16th Mar 15
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Borneoartifact item number: GC 0256
A very rare antique miniature cannon, decorated with dolphin handle.
Brass / bronze.
Solid and heavy.
I tip this to be once an important currency during the barter trading period, an exceptional heirloom with a healthy weight of 1 kg for a miniature, very heavy.
Length: 25 cm / 9.8 inches
Diameter(largest point): 5 cm / 2 inches (muzzle)
Bore(opening): 2 cm / 0.8 inch
Weight: 1.2 kg / 2.2 lb
After packing 2 kg / 4.4 lb
Damage free, never repaired.
The art of metal-casting was known in the Brunei Sultante as long as the 16th century.
Early trade with China, India and the Middle East may have ushered in the craft along with the forms and decorative motifs.
In the Malay Archipelago, especially in the Borneo and Indonesian island, the miniature cannons served as preferred monetary tender, desirable marriage dowry and were treasured as an heirloom and a status symbol.
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Value and purpose of cannon:
2.)Fighting and defense
4.)Marking Royal Occasion
5.) Conferring of Awards and Title
6.) Currency and Status Symbol
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