This sounds more like a victim of torture, probably crucifixion.
The Romans didn't always use the same shape of cross and the methods were varied. Jesus was nailed through the hands maybe he was lucky because this poor [SNIP] got nailed through the shoulders. It's normal for them (the romans) to end suffering by breaking the legs or stabbing the heart.
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edit on 11-11-2012 by Kandinsky because: Removed profanity