via New Straits Times, 03 January 2020: Two more cannons – the largest so far found – have been found during reconstruction works around Penang’s Fort Cornwallis. Similar cannons have been found in recent years (see here and here).
Chief Secretary to the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry Datuk Dr Noor Zari Hamat said the two cannons were believed to be the largest and oldest found to date.
He said the inscription “1757” was found on the cannons.
“Research will have to be conducted to determine the meaning of the number, whether it was the year of manufacture.
“But, we have reasons to believe that the two cannons are even older than when Francis Light, the British explorer, founded the British colony of Penang and its capital city of George Town in 1786,” he told newsmen at the seawall site this morning.