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Title Mace head
Nationality Ukrainian?
Period 15th/16th century

This piece, which could also be Polish/Russian, is made of wrought iron. It would originally have been mounted on an 18" shaft and would have been the primary weapon for attacking armoured Islamic cavalry, as it would have very swiftly destroyed the fairly light turban helmets of the period.

Of the eight small hooks which appear under the main wings of the mace, sadly only three are still extant, the rest having been damaged, possibly through the abuse/use of the weapon over the centuries. A nice example, despite this damage, of an early prototype of a classic Polish/Russian/Ukrainian mace of this period.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Edged Weapons : Polearms : Ukrainian : 16th Century]


Dear Chris, truncheon arrived safe and sound yesterday... what a beauty! I look forward to our next transaction.

C C, Australia, 18.09.2012

Just received the buckle, it's very nice!

R P, Italy, 27.10.2006