Iron head of trident form, decorated overall in thuluth script and pierced with an inverted cross, a desecration of the holiest of Christian symbols. Tapered socket and cylindrical bolster flanked by spherical expansions. On its black japanned pole. 81 ¾” overall. Originally commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Husain who died at the Battle of Karbala in 680, these were used in the Anglo-Sudanese War (Mahdist War) of 1885 as a religious focus and inspiration as well as to direct military activity in the field.

Stock Number: FNS9454

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