Ancient lead projectiles


This is The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The items in the middle of the bottom shelf of the 2nd photo are lead sling bullets from Cypress. Very old. If you want to see more of Met’s arms collection, click here … slideshow/


Vlad , you meant Cyprus ,didn’t you?


Yes, you are correct, I misspelled it. My excuse - too much snow around. By the way, if those sling projectiles are made of lead, why don’t they degrade as regular old lead bullets?


Are they the projectiles with an inscription that translates as “Take that”

I read about them in a boys book many, many years ago.