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CA2

Reference: CA2 / Cat. No.

Period: Roman

Origin: Europe

Date: 30 100 AD

Description:
Crescent handle-ornament. Rosettes on top of spine at nozzle junction.

Fabric: Copper alloy.

Manufacture: Cast.

Size (cm): L. 16.0, W. 6.3, H. 7.1 (ih)

Condition: Repaired breaks across nozzle, one tip of handle-ornament missing. Associated with lid (probably alien).


Notes:
Cf. BMC IV, Q3636, Q3644; (body) London, O1968.


Comments:
The concentric rings on the base are likely to have been turned on the wax model from which the lamp was made, not on the lamp itself.

Ancient lamps made from metal could have a very long practical lifespan and evidence suggests that some of them were still in use several hundred years after their manufacture (e.g. Oras, Higham, Cramp & Bull, A Roman bronze lamp from Kavastu bog (Estonia), 2017).



CA2


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CA2

Last edited: 05-06-2006

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