Tower Next Tower of London  

    This Flemish bronze gun "bears the arms of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem and of the Grand Master, Alof de Wignacourt. Brought from Malta in 1800 after its capture from the French. Mounted on a cast iron carriage designed at the Royal Carriage Department, Woolwich and made by John Hall of Dartford in 1827. The pewter plaque depicts St. Paul being shipwrecked and casting off a viper. Maltese arms and crosses are included in the decoration and the breech rests on a Maltese dog."