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The Roman's used slings that used lead bullets.  These bullets are found on ancient battlefields all over the empire.  A skilled man with a sling could hit a man-sized target at 130 yards.  The bullets were effective in volley fire at over 400 yards.  These are unusal in that they are inscribed with the name of Julius Caesar and were found in Spain on the battlefield where Caesar defeated Pompey's legions.  Most of these bullets had curses engraved on them.

 

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That is not appear to be engraved.

 

It actually looks like it was engraved into the mold, so it was cast into the bullet.

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