Venetian cannon

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  1. Mar 9, 2019 #1

    Canute Rex

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    I was looking through some old photos from a trip to Greece and found a few photos of a really spectacular 17th century Venetian bronze cannon. For your enjoyment (click on the thumbnails)

    Note the lion of St. Mark.
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    " 1685 Marc Antonio & Nicolo DiConti Fonditori Publico D'Artigliarie"
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    GBAF most likely stands for "Giovanni Battista Alberghetto Fonditore" Two different foundries? A reused mold element?
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    Nyckname

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    Was your trip a blast?
     
  3. Mar 13, 2019 #3

    Canute Rex

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    Yes indeed! Lots of ancient fortifications. Although, in Greece everything is soooo ancient that something from 1685 is considered to be from the "Modern" period.

    I recommend going to Greece in late September to mid October. 72F and sunny every day, and almost no other tourists.

    By the way, this cannon was in Naufplio. The Venetians were just retaking Greece from the Ottomans right around the time this cannon was made.
     

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