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Message started by Thearos on Mar 9th, 2009 at 4:25am

Title: British Museum sling bullets online with photos
Post by Thearos on Mar 9th, 2009 at 4:25am
I hope this link works-- it's from the Brit Mus. website:


http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_results.aspx?searchText=sling+bullet




Title: Re: British Museum sling bullets online with photo
Post by Thearos on Mar 9th, 2009 at 4:25am
Yep, it works.

Title: Re: British Museum sling bullets online with photo
Post by slingbadger on Mar 9th, 2009 at 5:57am
Great find!

Title: Re: British Museum sling bullets online with photo
Post by David Morningstar on Mar 9th, 2009 at 9:57am
Fantastic! I see a lot of them have a hole drilled in the side, I an guessing to make them louder in flight?

Title: Re: British Museum sling bullets online with photo
Post by Thearos on Mar 9th, 2009 at 11:12am
The drilled hole phenomenon is a problem: in some cases, it may be because those who picked them in modern times up wore them as charms around their neck. In others, the holes may be ancient.

Title: Re: British Museum sling bullets online with photo
Post by wanderer on Mar 9th, 2009 at 11:15am
Very nice to see these. Thanks for the link!

I see that there are quite a number of slings also in the inventory most as yet unphotographed. I'll be looking for those also .



Title: Re: British Museum sling bullets online with photo
Post by David Morningstar on Mar 9th, 2009 at 2:32pm
Once again I am stuck by how light the bullets were. Most are between 25-30 grams. I'll have to make a tiny pouch and try to work out how you throw something that small.

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