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View of a metal discus found at Nemea and probably used at the games there.  The throwing of the discus was one of the five–part competition of the “pentathlon.”

The discus is about 8 in. [20 cm.] in diameter.

This discus is said to be made of iron and weighs 18 lbs. [8.5 kg.] – in contrast to the more normal stone or bronze discuses 5.5 lbs. [2.5 kg.]