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μολυβδίς). A large leaden slug or plummet, cast in a mould, and used instead of a stone


to be discharged from a sling (Livy, xxxviii. 20Livy 21, 29). The illustration represents an original found at the ancient Labicum; the letters fir are for firmiter, “Throw steadily,” or Feri Roma (Inscript. Orelli, 4932), “Strike, O Rome!” Others have been found in Greece, inscribed with the figure of a thunderbolt, or ΔΕΞΑΙ, “Take this.”

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