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66. STONE PROJECTILES: ROMAN BALLISTA

Two round stone Ballista projectiles.

The ancient Greeks and Romans used a heavy crossbowlike weapon known as a ballista to shoot arrows, darts and stones at enemy soldiers. The term catapult can also refer to these weapons, but more often it designates a larger mechanism that is used to hurl stones from a single long arm swinging through the vertical plane.


Condition: As shown.

Dimensions: Dia. 55mm and 45mm approx.

Provenance: Ex. UK auction.

SOLD

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