20 Jul 2014

Greek Sling Bullet

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British Museum

Object type: sling-bullet

Museum number: 1851,0507.11

Description: Lead sling bullet; almond shape; a winged thunderbolt on one side and on the other, in high relief, the inscription DEXAI “Catch!”

Culture/period: Classical Greek

Date: 4thC BC

Excavated/Findspot: Athens

Materials: lead

Dimensions: Length: 43 millimetres — Weight: 105.16 grammes

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