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Roman iron ballista bolt head

Roman iron ballista bolt head
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

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Iron ballista bolt head. The Roman ballista was a large stationary crossbow that was mechanically wound up and shot bolts with tremendous force. A bolt head like this one would be placed at the end of the crossbow and fired.

Image Details

43 AD - 410 AD
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