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Size: 11.5cm long, 1.5cm dia
to denote a metal tipped staff that was a sign of office or authority.
Tipstaffs often have ends that unscrew to reveal a small compartment
where a writ could be concealed. These writs could either be from a law
court or from the Office of the Crown summoning a peer to Parliament.
The more ordinary use of the tipstaff is the one carried by a sheriff's
officer or a constable in the course of his duties, and this developed
in the 19th century into the colourfully painted truncheon.
|Width||1.50 cm||(0.59 inches)|
|Depth||11.50 cm||(4.53 inches)|