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Baliste romaine ; Catapulte.

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Baliste romaine ; Catapulte.

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Weapons -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1911
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON WEAP-Anc
Arms & armament -- To 499
Armies -- Roman+ -- To 499
Siege warfare
Catapults (Weapons)
Content: Printed under each picture is "Musée de Saint-Germain" [Now the National Museum of Archaeology in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France]. The top picture shows a "carroballista", or ballista mounted on a cart. A ballista was a huge torsion-powered crossbow which shot large wooden darts. This one is mounted on a wheeled carriage, so that it could be moved about a battlefield as needed, rather than just used from one place as a siege weapon. The bottom picture shows a small catapult. Note the pad for stopping the arm's forward motion, the long handles for cranking the arm back into firing position, and the ball-shaped missile (cast in metal or chipped from stone) in the sling.
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Physical Description
Halftone photomechanical prints
Extent: 1 print : b ; 24 x 17 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1b3ef8c0-c5c0-012f-532c-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1911: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Baliste romaine ; Catapulte." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1911. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-474a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Baliste romaine ; Catapulte." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 18, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-474a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1911). Baliste romaine ; Catapulte. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-474a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Baliste romaine ; Catapulte.