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CA6

Reference: CA6 / Cat. No.

Period: Roman

Origin: Europe

Date: 60 – 150 AD

Description:
Crescent handle-ornament.

Fabric: Copper alloy.

Manufacture: Cast.

Size (cm): L. 9.8, W. 5.5, H. 3.6 (ih)

Condition: Lugs, handle and part of handle-ornament missing, foot-ring reduced, filling-hole enlarged.


Notes:
Cf. Loeschcke, 1056-7; BMC IV, Q3660; Hayes, Metalware, 209; Goethert, 141; Kirsch, 613-4, 616; Szentléleky, 278; Menzel, 673; Schäfer, 88; London, GPO75.9410.3471.
The London lamp (identical to the example here) was excavated at Newgate Street in a mixed commercial/residential context of the Flavian period (Milne & Wardle 1993).

Loeschcke Type XXI.


Comments:
This relatively plain but functional type of copper alloy lamp, designed for suspension by chains from the three pierced lugs, was common in the European provinces of the Roman Empire.



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Last edited: 15-03-2009

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