St. Edward's Staff

St. Edward's Staff is four feet seven inches and a half, and it may be described as a rod of gold divided at intervals with collars of ornamental leaf patterns.

At the top is a mound and cross patée, and tradition says that formerly a piece of the true cross was enclosed within the mound. The staff is supposed to guide the footsteps of the King, and to further this purpose is tipped with a steel pike 4 ¼ inches long.

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