Byzantine Ceramic Greek Fire Grenade

Description
Byzantine Ceramic Greek Fire Grenade
Circa 9th-11th Century

A substantial Byzantine hollow grey ceramic vessel with domed top and conical base. Some incised lines decorate the body of the grenade.

Grenades were made to be filled with a petroleum mixture and charged with incendiary material containing naphtha (Greek Fire) and used as a hand grenade.

Measurements: circa 11.8cm length

Provenance: Ex private UK collection, acquired 1990s.

Lot details
Culture
Byzantine
Material
Ceramic
Object
Greek Fire Grenade
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 9th-11th Century
Condition
Good Condition, See Photo
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