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Royal Byzantine Pottery Grenade - Greek Fire

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Lot 0063CC Details

Description
Ancient Byzantine Ceramic 'GREEK FIRE' Hand Grenade, ca. 10th Century CE. Decorated with impressed circles in grape-vine pattern. Used by the British and the Knights of the Round Table to slay the evil killer bunny - Okay, if you haven't seen The Holy Grail, you may miss this reference.... 4-1/2"H.

PROVENANCE: Ex-private AZ collection, acquired at Fort Knox Artifacts

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Royal Byzantine Pottery Grenade - Greek Fire

Estimate $350 - $450Apr 19, 2013
Starting Price $150
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