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LR137 - Click to enlarge


LR137 - Click to enlarge

 

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Reference: LR137

Roman 'factory' lamp, signed ARMEN

Period: Roman

Origin: Balkans, probably Dacia or Moesia

Date: 150 - 250 AD


An attractive example of a "factory lamp", the type used by the Roman military. The base is signed ARMEN in raised letters, an abbreviation for a Balkans maker named Armenius.

Fabric: Buff clay with intact orange slip.

Manufacture: Mouldmade

Size: L. 8.4 cm

Condition: Perfect, with carbon residue on nozzle. The signature is faint but legible.

Price:
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Comments:
Lamps by this maker were found at Tibiscum and Romula (both in Dacia).

Provenance:
Ex American collection.


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