Greek Weapons for Sale

There were a large number of cities in Greece, each of which needed to defend itself from its neighbours. Greek cities did not have armies of full-time soldiers, instead all the men in the city had to fight when required with their own armour and weapons. The Greek poet Homer described how Greek and Trojan heroes fought each other in chariots, and their servants and the ordinary soldiers fought on foot. Later on, Greeks fought in a strict battle line, standing in rows. They wore heavy armour, which protected them very well when they fought as a group. They were called 'hoplites' after the shields they carried (called a 'hoplon').

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Greek 'Double Inscribed' Lead Sling Shot 024978

Greek 'Double Inscribed' Lead Sling Shot
Lead, 34.02 grams, 30.24 mm. 7th-4th century BC. A cast shot of ovoid profile with casting seam and sprue to one end. The raised text 'ANA' to one face and '[X]AN' to the other. Reference: Connolly, P. Greece and Rome at War, London, 1981 p.49. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection; acquired in the 1980s.

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Greek 'Double Inscribed' Lead Sling Shot 024978
Greek 'Double Inscribed' Lead Sling Shot 024982

Greek 'Double Inscribed' Lead Sling Shot
Lead, 26.04 grams, 29.19 mm. 7th-4th century BC. A cast shot of ovoid profile with casting seam and sprue to one end. Raised and incised text to each face. Reference: Connolly, P. Greece and Rome at War, London, 1981 p.49. Fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection; acquired in the 1980s.
£65.00

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Greek 'Double Inscribed' Lead Sling Shot 024982
Greek 'Pierced' Lead Sling Shot 024981

Greek 'Pierced' Lead Sling Shot
Lead, 29.72 grams, 28.60 mm. 7th-4th century BC. A cast shot of ovoid profile with round hole drilled to one face. Reference: Connolly, P. Greece and Rome at War, London, 1981 p.49. Fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection; acquired in the 1980s.
£60.00

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Greek 'Pierced' Lead Sling Shot 024981
Greek 'Inscribed' Lead Sling Shot 024985

Greek 'Inscribed' Lead Sling Shot
Lead, 28.68 grams, 28.72 mm. 7th-4th century BC. A cast shot of ovoid profile with casting seam, raised text 'GPOY' to one face. Reference: Connolly, P. Greece and Rome at War, London, 1981 p.49. Fine condition, impact gouge to one side. Provenance: from an old English collection; acquired in the 1980s.

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Greek 'Inscribed' Lead Sling Shot 024985
Greek 'Inscribed' Lead Sling Shot 024980

Greek 'Inscribed' Lead Sling Shot
Lead, 24.12 grams, 28.46 mm. 7th-4th century BC. A cast shot of ovoid profile with casting seam and raised text 'OY[.]' to one face. Reference: Connolly, P. Greece and Rome at War, London, 1981 p.49. Fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection; acquired in the 1980s.
£70.00

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Greek 'Inscribed' Lead Sling Shot 024980
Greek 'Inscribed' Lead Sling Shot 024984

Greek 'Inscribed' Lead Sling Shot
Lead, 29.95 grams, 26.04 mm. 7th-4th century BC. A cast shot of ovoid profile with casting seam and raised text 'OLY' to one face. Reference: Connolly, P. Greece and Rome at War, London, 1981 p.49. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection; acquired in the 1980s.
£80.00

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Greek 'Inscribed' Lead Sling Shot 024984
Greek 'Inscribed' Lead Shot Sling 024979

Greek 'Inscribed' Lead Sling Shot
Lead, 31.40 grams, 28.52 mm. 7th-4th century BC. A cast shot of ovoid profile with casting seam and sprue to one end, raised text 'OGP' to one face. Reference: Connolly, P. Greece and Rome at War, London, 1981 p.49. Fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection; acquired in the 1980s.
£65.00

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Greek 'Inscribed' Lead Shot Sling 024979
Greek 'Gouged' Lead Sling Shot 024986

Greek 'Gouged' Lead Sling Shot
Lead, 23.16 grams, 28.79 mm. 7th-4th century BC. A cast shot of ovoid profile with casting seam and sprue to each end. The surfaces are gouged due to combat use. Reference: Connolly, P. Greece and Rome at War, London, 1981 p.49. Fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection; acquired in the 1980s.
£45.00

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Greek 'Gouged' Lead Sling Shot 024986
Greek 'Socketted' Arrowhead Collection 027144

Greek 'Socketted' Arrowhead Collection
Bronze, 109 grams, 19-76 mm. 6th-3rd century BC. A mixed group of twenty nine bronze arrowheads comprising: one socketted two-edged; one socketted leaf-shaped; one barbed and socketted; one leaf-shaped and tanged; twenty five triangular-section socketted. Mainly fine condition, some casting flaws. Provenance: ex property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1985.
£240.00

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Greek 'Socketted' Arrowhead Collection 027144


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