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The flagrum used in scourging was a whip consisting of three or more leather tails that had plumbatae, small metal balls or sheep bones at the end of each tail.
It involved a preliminary whipping with the dreaded Roman flagrum, a leather whip with three tails.
Jesus, after several hours of abuse before the high priests and his appearance before Pontius Pilate, was stripped of his garments and scourged with a flagrum.