12. A Type Of Weapon
By the 19th century, historians came to a general agreement that the object was most likely used as a type of weapon. They theorized that the dodecahedrons were a type of weapon, possibly the head of a mace (a type of club with a heavy head), or a metal bullet for a hand-held sling. However, this theory was quickly discredited when other scholars stated that the object was too light to inflict any damage.