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Roman lead decorated sling bullet (sling shot)

Roman lead decorated sling bullet (sling shot)



Roman lead decorated sling bullet (sling shot)

1st century BC - 2nd century AD

Roman lead sling bullet or sling shot. The original decoration of a scorpion is still clearly visible.

Size: 27,8 x 17,7 x 12,2 mm
Weight: 27,06 g

Article code: 19-1111

Available: 1


Price: € 50.00

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Sling bullets or sling shots belong to the oldest weapons humanity has ever invented, and their effectiveness is demonstrated by the fact they are still used in our modern days.

Slings were hurled by the soldiers from a small pouch between two lengths of cord. It was a simple, inexpensive but very efficient weapon.

Greek and Roman sling bullets often bear intimidating decorations (scorpions, snakes, thunderbolt, etc), the name of a deity or reference to a Military unit or Legion. Also many slings bear sarcastic inscriptions. Some examples are: 'This is a hard nut to crack', 'Take this' or 'Catch'.

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