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5 x Original Medieval Balester Ceramic Balls 16th - 17th Century Bird Crossbow

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Seller: orakyl (406) 100%, Location: Bayern, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 322318412803 These beautiful balls are 5 original German medieval balester balls (16th - 17th century) in an excellent condition. These balls are made out of ceramic / clay and were used to hunt birds and small animals like rabbits. The German name for such a ball is "Schnepperkugel". The balls were shut by the "Schnepperschützen" with tools similar to a normal crossbow (see the pictures below). "Schnepper" stands for the German word "Schnepfe" (Sandpiper) which is a small bird. Among other birds and animals sandpipers were an expensive delicacy in that times. As you can see in the pictures there are different sizes and colors of that balls. The color depends of the type of clay which was used to make the balls. The balls have a weight between 2 to 6gramms. The diameter is between 1.25 to 1.75cm (1 inch = 2,54cm) The balls are 100% original! As a reference please see the pictures below (the picture of a 16th cent. crossbow for birdhunting = called "Balester" or "Kugelschnepper" and a picture from 1568 which shows a man producing crossbows) both pictures are from Nuremberg. If you need further information or if you are interested in more than 5 of these balls please send me a mail. Postage:I can offer a postage discount if you buy more than one item. Option 1: normal letter would be 4 Euro (Germany to any place in the world)......$ 5 to the States Option 2 (prefered): registered letter would be 6,50Euro (Germany to any place in the world)...$ 8,50 to the StatesPayPal accepted!! For buyers from Europe it is possible to do a bank order / transfer by using BIC and IBAN (without any fee for both sides!!) Medioevo Edad Média Moyen âge Medeltiden Idade Média Original or Reproduction: Original

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