By the Middle Ages the shepherd's sling was largely militarily extinct outside the Iberian peninsula, where the Spanish and Portuguese infantry favoured it against light and agile Moorish troops; a sling projectile, while dangerous even against an armoured opponent, would be lethal against a light and unarmoured foe.

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Stone Sling of the warriors and hunters 

  • overall length approx. 90 cm (of one arm)
  • made out of cowhide and hemp rope
  • size of the sling "palm" approx. 3*4"
  • delivery without stone

The Stone Sling is an ancient weapon. It is certain that slings were known to Neolithic peoples around the Mediterranean, but it seems likely that the sling is much older. It is quite possible that the sling was invented during the Upper Paleolithic at a time when new technologies, such as the atlatl and the bow and arrow, were emerging. With the exception of Australia, where spear throwing technology such as the woomera predominated, the sling became common all over the world, although it is not clear whether this occurred because of cultural diffusion or independent invention.

The photos of the glass case show sling leads dating from the 4th century BC. Chr. They were probably (because of the inscription NA MEP) used under a commander named Namertes at the siege of Olynthus, probably commanded a part of the Greek troops.

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12.3.2015 13:33

D. Theveßen

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Ein sehr schönes, perfekt verarbeitetes, stimmiges Stück und gleichzeitig ein wunderschönes Beispiel für die Wiederbelebung antiker Waffentechniken. Ganz gleich ob in einer Glasvitrine oder für den Einsatz; die Schleuder macht in jedem Bereich eine sehr gute, authentische Figur.

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