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Roman Era Sling Bullet Find
Jan 16th, 2024 at 5:17pm
 
https://apple.news/Af_rjasf7Q5SYwGYlAbkUaQ

Ran across this article and thought it was interesting. Researchers have found a sling bullet inscribed with the name Julius Caesar. The Spanish researchers speculate that it was meant to show support for Caesar  versus Pompey the Great in Caesar’s Civil War.
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Re: Roman Era Sling Bullet Find
Reply #1 - Jan 17th, 2024 at 9:28pm
 
Very cool!  I'll attach the image so folks can get a look if they don't want to open the article or can't access Apple News.
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Re: Roman Era Sling Bullet Find
Reply #2 - Jan 19th, 2024 at 4:44am
 
Seriously cool.
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Re: Roman Era Sling Bullet Find
Reply #3 - Feb 8th, 2024 at 2:45am
 
More likely to be the name of commanders, for logistics reasons ? I can't read the article but doesn't one of the faces have another name ? (casca ?)
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