Two Hellenistic or Roman ovoid lead slingshot

Two Hellenistic or Roman ovoid lead slingshot

Code: 2583

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Description: Two ovoid lead slingshot, one with moulded decoration and both with brown-white patination. Overall surface wear and one with a small lacuna on one side, otherwise condition good.

Size: 20 mm/0.8 in. and 31 mm/1.3 ins. in length

Culture: Hellenistic or Roman

Date: Second half of the 1st Millennium B.C. – early 1st Millennium A.D.

Provenance: From a Sussex private estate.

Lead slingshots were very effective and deadly weapons being difficult to see in flight and avoid. A skilled slinger could hit a target smaller than a person from 120 m distance.