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LOT 0385

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GBP (£) 250 - 350
EUR (€) 280 - 390
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Roman Military Plumbata

4th-5th century AD

A plumbata (or martiobarbuli) iron dart with barbed head and short shank, bulb of lead below the head. 71 grams, 15.3cm (6"). Fine condition.

Provenance
From the collection of a European gentleman living in South London; acquired 1970-1980.
Literature
See discussion in Bishop, M.C. & Coulston, J.C.N., Roman Military Equipment From the Punic Wars to the Fall of Rome, London, 1993.