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Bronze cannon discovered near Trinidad

A group of lobster fishermen working the waters off the coat of Trinidad pulled up a bronze cannon near the site of a colonial ship they discovered last year.

The cannon is 2 meters long, weighs 645 kilograms and was cast on June 18, 1777 in Seville, Spain, according to an inscription on the piece.

Leonel Delgado Ceballos said that the cannon comes from a ship that was part of the Real Armada fleet of King Carlos III as confirmed by a crown engraved on the surface of the cannon with a capital R encircled with a C and the number “three” in Roman numerals.

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