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1722. **SOLD** Very fine and RARE Roman lamp with boxers

 
 
 
 
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This a very good example of a rare type with a makers mark .

A pair of fistfighters in animated combat.

Maker's mark: GABMERC

You will see a few other poses of fighters in the Brithish Museum catalogue  at Q 1532, Q.1888 and Q.1023 . (D.M. Bailey, A Catalogue of Lamps in the British Museum, British Museum, 1975-96. (ISBN 0714112437, 0714112593, 071411278X, 0714122068) An enormous  catalogue in four quarto volumes.

Intact; some slip loss especially on the left side as you can see.

107mm

Roman, 1st century.

Price: sold GBP

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