3 3/8" length, made entirely of forged iron, apparently in six separate pieces. Faceted conical bowl, the lip thickened with a separate ring. Faceted elongated conical stem with separate lip ring brazed on. The junction with an accordion fold piece, evidently separate as well. The stem bottom with brazed scalloped bar, probably serving as a flint striker. The end pierced for suspension. Finely made and staggeringly labor intensive, the construction is reminiscent of medieval maces. Only example of its type we have seen and baffling in its construction when bronze casting would produce a similar result with a fraction of the labor. Clearly made for a warrior of considerable status if not noble.

Stock Number: FNS2502

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