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Roman 'factory' lamp, signed ARMEN
Balkans, probably Dacia or Moesia
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.
Buff clay with intact orange slip.
L. 8.4 cm
Perfect, with carbon residue on nozzle. The signature is faint but legible.
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Lamps by this maker were found at Tibiscum and Romula (both in Dacia).
Ex American collection.
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