Origin: These sling stones were originally discovered underground, but were acquired by History Hoard from a private collection. They have been thoroughly inspected for authenticity by our team.
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The secret weapon of the Roman military.
There's a reason why Rome conquered the Western world.
Roman slingers were a fearsome bunch, able to hurl these projectiles up to six hundred feet.
These almond-shaped stones were cast from lead, and soared across the battlefield at blistering speeds.
While being an ancient foot soldier wasn't a glamorous job to begin with, having to dodge these deadly sling stones on the battlefield probably didn't help either.
Now you can own an iconic piece of the Roman military, with our genuine sling stones that date back over 2000 years.
About Roman Sling Stones:
Roman slingers were renowned for their range and precision, adding a whole new layer of chaos to the battlefield. The stones they flung came in many forms, but most were usually almond shaped like the ones shown here. It is not known for sure why they were shaped this way, but the most likely reasons are that it fit better in the sling and probably did more damage on impact.
Regardless of the time period, soldiers have always taken pleasure in writing amusing messages or drawings on their munitions before hurling them towards the enemy. Roman slingers often cast stones that were engraved with fearsome animals like scorpions or snakes, or included witty phrases like "ouch," "catch," or "take this." While these stones are simple objects, they certainly help to humanize the otherwise distant citizens of ancient Rome.
Roman sling stones carved with different patterns.
Your order will include:
- One lead Roman sling stone, dated between 200 and 1 BC (each is approximately 1.5 inches long)
- Glass top leather display box
- Detail card with relevant information about the relic
- Certificate of Authenticity
History Hoard relics are guaranteed authentic and have a 100% money back policy. Read more about the History Hoard Promise.
Lead Warning: These sling stones are cast from lead, and as such require careful handling. Please use gloves if you intend to handle this relic. California Prop 65: Lead is known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Your Certificate of Authenticity is more than just a piece of paper—it's a promise to you.
When you buy from History Hoard, you can rest assured that each of your new relics has been thoroughly inspected under the careful eyes of an antiquities specialist. Only items that are 100% certain to be authentic get sent to our customers.
Plus, we take great care to source our relics from only vetted antiquities experts, who are also committed to providing genuine and ethically sourced relics.
Check out this video to see the most basic things we look for when authenticating coins:
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Actually, many relics are able to be owned by anyone.
Typically, museums only want to display items that are either very rare or incredibly well preserved. This leaves many items that don't make the cut, and these are able to be owned by individuals.
While the items we sell aren't "museum grade," they still carry with them the same amount of history and uniqueness. Each relic was still hand made by a person, hundreds or even thousands of years ago.
One of our core values is not to damage or alter any of the artifacts we sell.
History needs to be preserved—after all, there is a limited amount of it that survives—but it is also something to be shared with the masses. For this reason, we put our relics in sturdy display cases that are safe to handle, but are mindful that someday the relic may need to be taken out again.
No glue or resin holds the items in place. Instead, we're developed our own method for holding the relics securely in their displays using pressure alone. In fact, any of our relics can be removed in their original condition by simply opening the display case.
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