What are maces?

Some articles on maces, mace:

Saffron Walden - Ceremonial Maces - Two Small Maces
... The two small maces are made of silver, measure approximately 9 inches (22.86 cm) and weigh about 2 lbs (900 g) each ... The maces were purchased by the Corporation in 1549 to commemorate in that year the granting to the town of a new charter by Edward VI ... The purchase of the maces is recorded in the Guild of Holy Trinity Accounts and reads, "For 2 new maces, weying 18 ownces one quarter and half at 8s ...
Maces Spring, Virginia
... Maces Spring is a small unincorporated community in Scott County, Virginia, United States, along State Route 614 ... There are now no stores in Maces Spring and its main claim to fame is its association with the country music group, the Carter Family ... Alvin Pleasant Delaney Carter also known as "Doc" or "AP" was born in Maces Spring and in 1914 he brought his sixteen-year-old bride Sara Dougherty Carter ...
Saffron Walden - Ceremonial Maces
... The maces are derived from weapons of war ... Today's ceremonial maces are highly ornamented successors to the original club or bludgeon weapon ... The mace was adopted as a special weapon of the Serjeants-at-Arms appointed first by Philip II of France (1180–1223) to protect him from suspected assassins when he returned to France ...
Mace (club)
... A mace is a blunt weapon, a type of club or virge—that uses a heavy head on the end of a handle to deliver powerful blows ... A mace typically consists of a strong, heavy, wooden or metal shaft, often reinforced with metal, featuring a head made of stone, copper, bronze, iron, or ... The head of a military mace can be shaped with flanges or knobs to allow greater penetration of plate armour ...
List Of Traditional Armaments - Hafted/fitted Onto Handles - Hafted One-handed - Maces
... mace/batter, pucture Martial use Region of association Era of association Mace General term Universal era? Morning star Description Europe era? Ceremonial mace Ceremony Widespread era? Stone-head mace War ...