staff of office

Spear as Staff of Office, made entirely of metal, the blade has only been roughly shod and has no cutting surfaces, is angular-lanceolate in shape; the tang is rectangular in section, punctured at its further end and bound by copper strip to a central 'cage' of eight twisted strips of black-painted metal, containing a central bar. This is attached by another spiral strip of copper to the shaft which is rectangular in section decorated with half-moons; it has three pairs of holes, one at either end one in the middle. The base is two twisted circles of strips of metal, bound by a third strip of copper. Probably ceremonial.

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