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Commander's baton
  • Commander's baton
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy or France
  • c. 1690 - c. 1700
  • Wood, velvet, bronze and gold, chiselled
  • Length: 52.3 cm
    Width: 0.68 cm
  • A990
  • European Armoury III
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Further Reading
  • Commander's baton, of wood, cylindrical, covered with crimson velvet, with mounts at each end of gilt bronze ornamented with trophies of arms and laurel leaves chiselled in sharp relief.

    French or Italian, about 1690-1700.

    A very similar baton is in the Royal Armoury at Turin, no. Q 7.