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Figure 9. Comparison of the Sacramento's two 15-pound cannon by the Portuguese founder P.D.B. and by the Dutch founder Henricus Meus. These two cannon, which strongly resemble one another in appearance and dimensions, are the only bronze 15 pounders recovered; this suggests archaic design, or a general shortage, or both. The Meus piece is the oldest of Sacramento's five Dutch guns, and the appearance and proportions of the P.D.B. piece suggest the probability of it being the oldest of the Portuguese guns.