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FY2

Reference: FY2 / Cat. No.

Period: Roman

Origin: Trier, Germany

Date: 75 – 120 AD

Description:
Base marked EVCARPI
Eucarpus, an Italian maker; the products of this workshop in the Rhineland are distinctive.

Fabric: Grey clay with brown-grey slip.

Manufacture: Mould made.

Size (cm): L. 7.8 (eh), W. 5.3, H. 2.5 (eh)

Condition: Handle and most of discus missing. Remains of handle indicate it was a pierced mould-made type that is characteristic of Firmalampen from northern Europe.

Notes:
Cf. BMC III, Q1592, Q1614; Bussière & Wohl, 446; Kirsch, 280; Loeschcke, 794; Hayes, 263; London, GPO75.7466.2231, 1394, A24166, A25196; (fabric) Goethert, 80, 85; (mark) Goethert (Werner), p.111; Auer & Sitz, Germania 2014, pp.85-125; Auer, Zagreb 2015, pp.38-46.
Several similar Rhenish lamps bearing this mark have been found in Britain.

Loeschcke Type IXb.

Ex Arno Jumpertz Collection.
Pub: Lampen der Antike, Clemens Sels Museum, Neuss, 1985.


Comments:
The mass production of Firmalampen in this region is likely to have been stimulated by the presence of the Limes Germanicus.



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Last edited: 12-06-2019

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