Amongst the objects that originally were placed on the wagon in the Monte Michele number 5 tomb, there was also a sceptre.
It is quite an exceptional object, as it is the only sceptre definitely identified as such from Etruscan orientalizing tombs (late eighth – early sixth century BC.): similar examples have been found in the Near East, in Greece and on Cyprus
The sceptre was composed by a wooden stick, covered with silver sheets secured by silver pins, and by a bronze orb, decorated with iron inlays forming a series of Phoenician palmettos and a four-pointed star on its top. It was originally about 68 cm long and the diameter of the orb was of 4,5 cm.
Its preservation state was good enough to allow a 3D reconstruction in Blender. This is the digitally restored object.