Seller: hix.antiquitatis (705) 100%, Location: New York, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 272330952369 Material: Terracota, Details: Inscribed Greek Lead Sling Bullet An ancient Greek lead sling bullet of pointed elliptical form, inscribed on one side: KIBA, and with a scorpion on the other (obscured by impact mark). Miletus, Asia Minor. Ca. 4th-3rd century BC. Length: 3.1 cm. Slingers were employed by ancient armies to great effect, either directing accurate sniper fire or indirect barrages against enemy troop formations. In antiquity the most feared slingers were the Rhodians employed by the armies of the Greeks and Alexander the Great, and the Balaeric islanders employed by Hannibal and later by the Romans. Formerly in the collection of Dr. Draskwoski, Germany. #4415 GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC AND AS DESCRIBED HIXENBAUGH ANCIENT ART, NEW YORK Member: Appraisers Association of America (AAA) Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) Confederation Internationale des Negociants en Oeuvres d'Art (CINOA) See our 'about me' page for our credentials and expertise. All antiquities we handle are authentic and legally acquired. Every piece is accompanied by a complete description with photo and signed guarantee of authenticity. See our web site for more examples of fine ancient art.