Ancient Greek Lead Slingshot. Ca. 2nd Century B.C.
Ancient Greek Lead Slingshot. Ca. 2nd Century B.C. Approx Measuring 30mm in length.
The sling is one of the oldest weapons known to humanity. Biblically famous from the 6th Century B.C., it was used by the unarmoured shepherd David to defeat the giant warrior Goliath. The simplicity of the weapon means it has survived and is still used daily by some shepherds in the world today! Slings can use stones that you can find lying on the floor, though ancient writers state the
best ammunition was what we are offering here. Conically, almond-shaped lead ‘bullets’, made in a mold. Shaped to fit in the pouch without falling out and to fly true. These were most likely used by
the military and date to the 3rd Century B.C. They come with a small display stand and certificate.