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Reference: FY2 / Cat. No.

Period: Roman

Date: 100 – 200 AD

Description:

Base marked FORTIS
Fortis

The sides of the nozzle bear ancient scratched graffiti: the letters 'EVP' on the l. side and crossed diagonal lines on the r. side.


Manufacture: Mould made.

Size (cm): L. 9.0, W. 5.6, H. 3.4

Notes:

Comments:
The scratched letters EVP are probably an abbreviated form of either the owner’s name or a votive dedication. They are more likely to be the former and the three letters suggest the beginning of a Greek name.

It is quite possible that the lamp belonged to a Greek freedman serving as a soldier in the Roman army. This type of lamp was favoured by the military and the marking of personal possessions would have been more pressing in the shared accommodation of military quarters than in a domestic environment.



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Last edited: 09-11-2008

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