Dating to the Great Raj, late 18th-19th century. 62 3/4” length, fully mounted on its original heavy dark brown cane haft. Bronze top mount secured with an iron lug and serving as a mace with gear like below the tip. Scalloped bottom edge and four integral transverse bands, two with inscription in high relief, MUNICIPAL CHAUKIDAR and DHANIRAM CO BANDA. The last, evidently the owner's name. The bronze base piece with banded inscriptions FEROZABAD (sic) indicating the city of Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh, DIACRA (?) and a Hindi inscription. Untouched with characteristic very deep rich patina throughout. Chaukidar were village police armed with these weapons to maintain order as well as patrol against nocturnal animal intrusions.

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