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17th-Century Hungarian Hetman Mace

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In the 16th-18th centuries, the bulava-mace was the main insignia of the Hetman, the highest military power in the land. Today, bulava-maces are classified by the manner of their manufacture and adornment. Four types are distinguished - Hungarian, Turkish, Persian and Armenian. The Hungarian style maces featured long and thin hilts with onion-shaped heads. This style was considered the most refined.

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