English Royal Mace
The English Royal Mace is used by the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary for their ceremonial functions. It is a copy of the Royal Mace of England and was presented to the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1965 on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of the Magna Carta. It was originally located at the Jamestown Festival Park, where it was part of the anniversary exhibit; once that exhibit concluded, it was transferred to the Marshall-Wythe School of Law.
Its purpose is described as such: "On ceremonial functions of the Law School, it is exhibited as a symbol of the continuity of the study of English constitutional and common law institutions in America's oldest law school."
- William & Mary Law School, "Exercises for the Presentation of Diplomas (May 14, 1978)" (1978). Commencement Activities. Paper 34.
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