London, South Kensington
30 November 2009
A GERMAN STEEL SEVEN-FLANGED MACE
The head with strongly shaped flanges cut with decorative tri-lobate ornament, with reinforced points and compressed button cap, tubular haft cut with spiral bands of decorative fluting, pierced for a thong, and fluted domed pommel with spirally fluted button finial (four flanges slightly chipped, another two with very minor damage)
24 7/8in (63.2cm)
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In generally near-fine condition. Scattered light pitting. Six flanges with small areas of impact at the top. The surfaces generally bright.
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