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RBN2

Reference: RBN2 / Cat. No.

Period: Roman

Origin: Balkans

Date: 270 – 450 AD

Description:


Fabric: Coarse reddish clay with glossy olive-green lead glaze.

Manufacture: Wheel made.

Size (cm): L. 8.1, W. 5.2, H. 4.0

Condition: Handle reattached.

Notes:
Cf. Krunić, 51; Popović 2011, fig. 5, pp.342-4; (form) Goethert, 122; Szentléleky, 252-6; (glazed fabric) Greene 2007.
Similar lamps were found at Sirmium (Pannonia) and at Iatrus and Serdica (Bulgaria). The centre of production is likely to have been Pannonia.

Krunić Type XIX.


Comments:
The production of pottery with a vitreous lead glaze thrived in the Danube region after it had largely fallen out of use in other parts of the Roman Empire and the type of glazed lamp seen here was common in much of that area during Late Antiquity.



RBN2



Last edited: 11-05-2009

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