Object Title

Mace

Mace

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

VIII.6

Provenance

Presumed Old Tower Collections.

Physical Description

Of steel; seven-flanged head with moulded prominent terminal; shaft, made from 19th-century gun barrel, is of circular section nearest the head, changing to octagonal section at the start of the grip. [CHK MOULDED BANDS]

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 629 mm (24.75 in) Weight: 2 lb 11 oz.

Inscriptions and Marks

On grip, stamped: a CP monogram under a crown (the proof mark of the London Gunmaker's Company).On grip, stamped: 'BISSELL'.On grip, engraved(?): worn, two words, perhaps 'MINORIES LONDON' (London more certain).

Associations

Places Europe

Bibliographic References

(PJL).

Notes

Formerly on loan to Dover Castle (from April 1962), Loan L7.