A Byzantine Fire Bomb | 9th-11th century AD

A hollow ceramic vessel with a domed top and conical base, it was intended to be filled with the explosive liquid known as 'Greek Fire' and used as a hand grenade. Good condition.

Date: Byzantine 9th-11th century AD

Size: 87mm x 111mm

Provenance: Purchased in 2020 from a London specialist auction. Previously property of a European collector living in London; formerly from an old private collection formed in the early 1980's.

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