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Rare bronze Byzantine of Middle Ages, depicting a collection of opium flowers, H 4.5X B 3.0, ca 1300 AD

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Bronze Byzantine depicting a collection of opium flowers, H 4.5”X B 3.0”, ca 1300 AD
Around the period (late 13th century) of the last stand of the Roman Catholic Europe against Islamic Arabs. Between 400 and 1200 AD, Arab traders introduced opium to China. Opium was used extensively as medicine by the Arab physicians of the Middle Ages.
Flower Power of the Middle Ages
Rare bronze Byzantine of Middle Ages, depicting a collection of opium flowers, H 4.5”X B 3.0”, ca 1300 AD
Opium as treatment was included in many of the Middle Age Pharmacoepia.
Opium was first introduced to Medieval society by Arab traders and soldiers. The Arab traders were the main producers because the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum) was indigenous to south eastern EuropeOpium was traded throughout Asia and Europe along the Silk road which was a trading route that spanned from Italy to China.
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