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Wooden constable's truncheon with slightly convex ringed grip and knob, the shaft tapering outwards towards the end, which is rounded off. Unpainted but stamped 'MP'. Accompanying old exhibition label, cream with blue and red borders, has black typed text: 'Constable's staff. Wood, plain. Stamped with crown, MP (Metropolitan Police) , special constable. L.18 ins.'

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constable's staff
99.33
Anthropology

1 item (description level: whole)
Additional names, titles, or classifications
object name (Horniman Ethno.):  constable's staff
common name:  constable's staff, MP

Place
England, UK, British Isles, Western Europe, Europe
Additional place information
made or collected: London, England 

Materials and techniques
wood
Additional material & technique information
material: wood (overall)
Measurements
overall: 448 mm x 41 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 448 mm x 41 mm

Provenance
vendor:  Moss, J. Newton  sale 1899-02-16


Related subjects
theme: War- and Peace-making
object name (Horniman Ethno.): constable's staffs
material: wood
wood

Record created 2000-01-22 by LNORRIS
Record last updated 2014-07-04 by FKERLOGUE