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Hand grenade

Hand grenade

  • Place of origin:

    Turkey (probably, made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Glass, Room 131, case 70, shelf 4

Place of Origin

Turkey (probably, made)


16th century (made)


Height: 9.0 cm, Width: 7.5 cm greatest width

Descriptive line

Hand grenade, found in Cyprus (Famagusta), probably made in Turkey, 1500-1599, 1069-1901

Labels and date

Many examples of these hand-thrown bombs are to be found in the Naval Museum in Istanbul. They would have contained 'greek fire' and have been used to set fire to enemy ships. Cyprus was under Turkish Ottoman rule in the 16th century. []

Production Note

found in Famagusta, Cyprus


Ceramics Collection

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