Slingstone – Ancient Warfare Weapon
The sling was a valuable ancient weapon. It was a long-range weapon with a high degree of precision. Although any stone could be used in a sling, well-equipped armies carried flint nodules that they had chipped into spheres. This allowed for greater precision in slinging. An ancient flint slingstone such as this one could cause a great deal of damage in the hands of an expert slinger.
“Among all this people were seven hundred select men who could sling a stone at a hair’s breadth and not miss.” – Judges 20:16
This ancient flint slingstone was hand-chipped in antiquity into its current spherical shape. A flat spot on one side of the slingstone prevented it from rolling away while a soldier stacked it neatly with other slingstones.
Diameter: 3″ Inches / 7 cm.
Antiquities from the land of the Bible are great investments and teaching tools. They bring the Bible to life in a tangible way, connecting the stories of the Bible with real artifacts that illuminate the text.
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Zak’s Antiquities is the website of Zak’s fine art and antiquities located on the Christian Quarter road in Jerusalem’s Old City. The shop began in 1964 and has remained as a family owned and operated business till this day. For the past 50 years Zak’s Antiquities has sold ancient coins, antiquities and art authentic to Israel and Jerusalem.