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Roman Republic, Lead Glans Sling Bullet, 2nd - 1st Century B.C.

|Lead| |Glandes| |Sling| |Bullets|, |Roman| |Republic,| |Lead| |Glans| |Sling| |Bullet,| |2nd| |-| |1st| |Century| |B.C.|
From a Spanish collection. Probably found at site of the Battle of Munda where Julius Caesar defeated the Pompeian army. Tens of thousands of Romans died at Munda, and Caesar himself fought for his life among the ranks. According to the contemporary report of Vegatius, Republican slingers had an accurate range of up to six hundred feet.
AS96248. cf. Petrie XLIV 15-23; glandes sling bullet, roughly almond shape, 68.5g, 44mm long, Choice large example, 2nd - 1st Century B.C.; $70.00 (€64.40)










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