A choice Roman lead sling bullet marked Legion XII Fulminata, c. 2st Century BC/AD, one side with LXII stamped within a rectangular depression and the opposite with another rectangular depression containing a winged thunderbolt, which was the symbol of the legion. L: 1 1/2 in (3.8 cm). A remarkably well-preserved example! The Legio Duodecima Fulminata 'Thunderbolt Twelfth Legion' gained fame during their campaigns in Judaea during the 1st Century AD. In AD 66, after a zealot revolt had destroyed the Roman garrison in Jerusalem, then called Aelia Capitolina, the XII Fulminata was sent to retaliate. Ex Barstow, CA family collection acquired prior to 1990.
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