Sling bolt

Description
This object was described by its collector as ‘Greek sling bolt of baked clay: pointed oval: striated: length 2.8in: weight about 2⅛ oz. Probably of the 4th century B. C. Found at Syracuse and brought home by Sir John Boileau’. It belonged to Lieutenant Colonel Montague who collected over 800 classical archaeological objects, which he bequeathed to the museum on his death.
Accession Loan No.
5/1946/452
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
sling bolt
Simple Name
sling shot
Full Name
sling bolt
Dimensions
whole length 70 mm; whole diameter 35 mm
Cultural Group
Greek
Family Group

Material
ceramic
Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD
Collection Town
Syracuse
Collection County
Sicily
Collection Country
Italy
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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