Object Title

Mace (gorz)

Mace (gorz)



Object Number



Acquired before 1859.

Physical Description

The mace is made with a large hollow onion shaped head that is divided into slightly convex panels by narrow raised ribs. At the apex is a brass button. The shaft has a simple moulding at the top and terminates in a rounded end. Like the head, the shaft is hollow and marked spirally for most of its length, having a short section with longitudinal striations below the head and two sections above the grip. There is a rectangular hole in the grip where a patch has dropped out.


Dimensions: The length of the head is 107 mm, it is 80 mm across and the overall length of the weapon is 700 mm. Weight: The weight of the mace is 1.16 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks



Places Turkey

Bibliographic References

J. Hewitt, Official catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1859, no. xv.597, p.119.

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, London, 1910, no. xv.729, p.6.

Dorling Kindersley, Weapon. A visual history of arms & armour, Dorling Kindersley Ltd, London, 2006, p. 74-5