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The Siller Gun, Kirkcudbright

Period:
16th Century
Description:

This is a model firearm given to the town of Kirkcudbright by James VI in 1587 to be used as the prize for winning a shooting competition.  The King's aim was to improve the military capability of the Town's inhabitants.  The initials stand for Thomas MacLellan, who was provost in 1587.

 

A silver model of a haquebutt, with the initials 'T.Mc.' and date '1587' incised on it, together with a chain bearing a shield with upside down chevrons.

Materials/Media:
silver
Dimensions:
length 175mm, diameter 10mm
Source:
The Stewartry Museum
Accession number:
STEWM:0502
Digital Number:
SWSW001n
Creation Date:
1587
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council