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One of the very few preserved elements of a battering ram from antiquity.  It is made of bronze and is not as big as one might expect.  It is only about 6 in. [15 cm.] high!  Note the decorative “ram’s head” on its side.  It is from the Classical Period—the fifth century B.C.

This image courtesy of Jerry Hawkes.