Xyston

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The Xyston was a heavy, two-handed spear made famous by Alexander the Great, who is pictured using one on the Alexander Mosaic in Pompeii. At 11-14 feet, this spear required significant skill to use, not least of all because it was used on horseback. In the Alexander mosaic, both ends are tipped with metal.

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