Lord Dunham, a Lovejoy client, has consigned a centuries old Greek Orthodox artophorian for auction. It is part of a priceless communion set from an infamous clergyman who was later excommunicated. When other claimants appear and claim the artophorion as theirs, Charlotte hires Lovejoy to uncover its provenance. Everyone suspects it was stolen from Greece, but no one can prove where it came from including an ouzo-swilling Greek priest, an enigmatic Dutchman, and a ubiquitous Albanian woman who claims to be descended from the Uzkok pirates who terrified the Adriatic centuries before. As a sidebar, Lord Dunham's wife is obsessed with acquiring a full set of sketches of a village near her estate that was covered by the sea years before. Written by
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Introductory caption and voiceover: "In the late Middle Ages a tribe of Christian pirates, known as the Uzkoks, roamed the Adriatic. In 1680, at the height of the wars between Islam and Christianity, their priest fashioned a valuable communion set out of looted silver. Seven years later his church was destroyed by floods, but the priest and his treasure were never found. Ever since then the Uzkoks and their enemies have scoured the world, searching for the lost treasure." See more