Flanged mace

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In eleventh and twelfth century Europe, maces are most commonly depicted in the hands of Islamic warriors, or in regions with strong Islamic influence (Sicily and Spain).

Only in the thirteenth century do maces become more common weapons in western Europe, though they do not seem to have replaced swords and spears as the most common melee weapons. Such maces were usually flanged or spiked, and could have a with a steel head and steel shaft, or a steel head on a wooden shaft.

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