A lead bullet discovered in Spain bearing the name of Julius Caesar reveals new secrets

A lead bullet discovered in Spain bearing the name of Julius Caesar reveals new secrets

For the first time, a lead bullet bearing the name Julius Caesar, abbreviated “CAES”, was discovered in the Iberian-Roman city of Ibsca in Andalusia, southern Spain. The discovery of this artifact was studied by Javier Moralejo and Jesús Robles of the Autonomous University of Madrid, in collaboration with Antonio Moreno of the Archaeological Museum of Cabra and José Antonio Morena of the Historical Museum of Baena, who reported their work in the review. Zephyruscopied by Archenews.


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A projectile with two inscriptions on it

The acorn-shaped projectile with pointed ends is 4.5 cm long, 2 cm wide and 1.7 cm high, and weighs 71.1 grams. “CAES” is not the only inscription on the ball, on the other end it is marked “IPSCA”. The bullet was discovered in the countryside of Montilla, a Spanish town in the province of Cordoba. Its location raises many questions.

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Discovery provides the answers

This archaeological discovery is of utmost importance to historians. Indeed, the bullet bearing the name of Julius Caesar and the mention of the Roman Iberian city of Ibsca takes us directly into the turbulent era of the Roman conquest of the Iberian Peninsula. The inscription “CAES” occupies a special place in this find. This not only confirms the presence of Julius Caesar in Spain, but also raises many questions about his role in the region. This discovery could confirm Ipska's alliance with the Caesar faction.

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