Used for thousands of years and across the globe, maces are straightforward club-like weapons that were made in various shapes and sizes – however, all had the same objective; to smash and batter an enemy. Maces consist of a wooden and/or metal handle and a heavy head made from stone or metal used to deliver powerful blows. While maces are commonly attributed to the European Middle Ages, they were also used by ancient societies and are believed to be the first weapon specifically designed to kill other humans.
This particular mace is a “flanged mace” due to the protruding edges of metal. These were implemented to penetrate or damage enemy armor while also dealing a crushing blow.