The Wallace Collection

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Commander's baton
  • Commander's baton
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Spain
  • c. 1590
  • Steel, silver and gold, heat-tinted and false-damascened
  • Length: 77.8 cm
    Diameter: 3.1 cm
    Weight: 0.9 kg
  • Inscription: 'NVMERO DE GENTE' Total number of troops
    Inscription: 'TANTAS POR HILERA' Number in each rank
    Inscription: 'TANTAS HILERAS'
    Inscription: 'SOBRAS' Overs
    Inscription: 'FRENTE DE ESAVADRO AVADRADO DE SITIO' Frontage of column
    Inscription: 'COSTADO DE ESDRON AVADRADO DE SITIO' Flank of column
    Inscription: 'SOBRAS' Overs
    Inscription: 'FRENTE DE ESADRON AVADRADO DE GENTE' Front of square
    Inscription: 'COSTADO DE ESAVADRON AVADRADO DE GENTE' Flank or side of square
    Inscription: 'SOBRAS' Overs
  • A989
  • European Armoury III
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Sir S. R. Meyrick; T. M. Whitehead.