Newtown Mace, circa 1490

Newtown Mace, circa 1490

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Image Description

Location Museum
Town Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight
Technique/ material Silver
Original size (mm) 324
Artist/maker unknown
Date 1490
Description Silver mace from the ancient borough of Newtown on the North coast of the Isle of Wight. This mace has both the royal coat of arms and the Commonwealth arms engraved on the plate at the end. During the Civil War the Commonwealth arms were engraved and put uppermost by Sir Thomas Barrington from Swainston who supported Parliament.
Ref number NETCC: 1985.5189
Credit © Carisbrooke Castle Museum