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Three Catapult Bolt Shafts

ca. A.D. 256


a: 4.7 x 3.5 x 31.4 cm (1 7/8 x 1 3/8 x 12 3/8 in.) b: 2.6 x 2.8 x 45.9 cm (1 x 1 1/8 x 18 1/16 in.) c: 43.1 cm (16 15/16 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Probably Roman
Arms and Armor
On view*

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos, present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Simon T. James, The Excavations at Dura-Europos,1928 to 1937: Final Report VII, 7 (London: The British Museum Press, 2004), 221, 222, no. (a) 807, (c) 816, (b) 821.

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Dura-Europos: Crossroads of Antiquity (Boston: McMullen Museum of Art, 2011), 326, no. 6, pl. 6.

Jennifer Chi and Sebastian Heath, eds., Edge of Empires: Pagans, Jews, and Christians at Roman Dura-Europos, exh. cat. (New York: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, 2011), 111, no. 14, ill.

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