20 December 2000
A Dutch oak "mangelplank"
Of typical form, with a rope-twist rim, carved with coats of arms and a flowering vase, divided by cross-panels inscribed AAGIE/YANTZE/LEIYENAER/MDCCLVIII, and surmounted by three roundels carved with stylised flowerheads
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