Rare Authentic Antique 17th -18th century huge Turkish Ottoman Islamic flanged Mace, of superb quality, decorated with Gold inlaid koftgari.
DETAILS: A pear -shaped steel head formed of six sturdy flanges with domed central finial, on its original massive wooden haft, covered with crimson velvet, with a long tubular facet steel socket and grip, fitted with a single full-length iron strap between.
This form of the flanged maces, or winged maces, where the head of the mace is divided into "feathers - flanges" (usually six or eight) was also very popular in Eastern Europe, known as the Polish Buzdygan , Hungarian Buzogány ,Ukrainian Pernach (пірна́ч) ,Russian Shestoper (Шестопер) These were used as battle weapons bared by a colonel as a symbol of rank, and a sign of the officer's authority, as the commander of the Turkish, Polish, Hungarians, Russians, Don Cossacks and Ukrainians Cossacks, during the 16th-18th century. These maces were of many different varieties and styles.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 64 cm (25 1/8 in). Height of the iron head including socket: 21.8 cm (8 5/8 in).This is the largest mace, of this style, we have ever see.
CONDITION: In its original condition showing the age and usage with a dark patina, the gold inlay on the steel handle is worn, also the crimson velvet on the wooden haft is worn.
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