The Holy Lance is the oldest piece of the Imperial Regalia, the insignias of the power that supported the sovereignty of the emperor and kings of the Holy Roman Empire. The Holy Lance – also called the Vienna Lance or the Lance of St. Maurice (head of the legendary Theban Legion) – is kept in the Schatzkammer treasury of the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria along with the Imperial Sword and the Imperial Crown. For centuries, people thought that the lance had belonged to Constantine the Great and contained one of the nails used for the crucifixion of Jesus.
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This supreme quality replica of the winged lance features an elliptical hole in the middle filled with a nail – the "Holy Nail." A twisted wire crosses the lance at six points to connect the nail to the wings of the lance tip. The bronze sleeve that fits snugly against the lance's narrow throat replaces the golden one Emperor Charles IV had added to it in the 14th century. The words "LANCEA* ET *CLAVUS DOMINI" ("Lance and nail of the Lord") are inscribed on it.
Theoretically, the Holy Lance can be attached to a lance shaft, but it comes with an elaborate collector's case so you can display it appropriately. The case is made of approx. 5 mm thick Plexiglas surrounded by an ornamental wooden frame. On the inside, wire netting is stretched between four metal feet and supports a wine red cushion. The lid is removable.
The Holy Lance is approx. 4 cm long and weights approx. 795 g. The collector's case measures approx. 50x18.5x10 cm (lxwxd) and weighs around 2.9 kg.
Included in delivery
- Holy lance, 2-piece
- With lance
- With case