club (weapons: bludgeon); grindstone

A broken cylindrical object ground from a granitick grey stone which is now in four pieces , two of which are glued together at the present time. This object has been described as a missile club although it bears no stylistic relationship to any known missile clubs of Melanesia, and is perhaps more likely to have been a grind stone for the production of shell money in the Solomon Islands.


Collection Information

These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.

The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.

If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: