A very nice quality and heavy Flanged war mace made of solid bronze or brass. The thick flanged head with six blades in the European style. The shaft of circular section at the top and bottom, and facetted in the centre, all faces finely etched with decoration. Maces of this style were used throughout Europe, and into the near/far east and India where they were called the shishpar or gurj. This example is in the 16th century style, and is probably of 19th century manufacture, of high quality construction.