Honorary Constables' Staves

Description

Made of ebonised wood, the Staves are in two matched pairs black in colour, all carry a painted Coat of Arms.
Like the Mace these signify a transition from defensive to ceremonial use. Two of the Council's four staves have silver heads in the shape of acorns and oak leaves. They are dated 1877 when Wokingham was still governed by the Corporation. The staves are carried each side of the Macebearer in procession.

Source

Identifier

WTH0110

Citation

“Honorary Constables' Staves,” Wokingham's Virtual Museum, accessed December 8, 2019, https://wokingham-tc.gov.uk/museum/document/WTH0110.

Files

HConstables_Stave_finial.JPG

Collection

Date

1877

Dimensions

Overall Length: - 2,020 mm
Dimension of finials: - 175mm x 110mm

Medium

Ebonised wood

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Mace
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