Antara Cerita dan Sejarah: Meriam Cetbang Majapahit

  • Muhammad Averoes Brawijaya University


This research was intended to trace the origin and the form of the Majapahit cetbang cannon. In many medias, cetbang is said to be a Majapahit weapon that was developed from Mongol gunpowder weapons obtained during the Mongol-Chinese attack on Java. The cetbang was described as a breech-loading swivel gun, but the Mongol-Chinese gunpowder weapon was very different from the breech-loading swivel gun. This paper investigated the cetbang cannon based on philological studies, its references in old Javanese language, and similar cannon from other parts of the world.


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AVEROES, Muhammad. Antara Cerita dan Sejarah: Meriam Cetbang Majapahit. Jurnal Sejarah, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 89 - 100, dec. 2020. ISSN 2581-2394. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 04 aug. 2021. doi: