Roman period lead sling bullet, a typical weapon of war used in Israel.
- Roman lead sling bullet.
- Ancient first century weapon
- Length: 2 inch.
- Found in Israel.
- Shipped from Jerusalem.
Slingshot is a famous weapon in the first century, generally lead slingshots went out of fashion during the 2nd century AD. Among the soldiers trained for this weapon were archers that used them in conjunction with the bow. They are in excavated condition and some may require a light clean. Sizes vary from 25 to 35 mm.
“Should anyone rise up to pursue you and to seek your life, then the life of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of the living with the LORD your God; but the lives of your enemies He will sling out as from the hollow of a sling. (1 Samuel 25:29)