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Roman bronze lamp: type favoured by Roman military stationed in Europe

 
 
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Roman bronze lamp

Roman cast bronze lamp with continuous beaded rim around discus and nozzle, matching beaded rim around filling-hole. With ring handle and crescent handle-ornament. High foot with concentric rings on the base.

Excellent example of a classic Roman bronze lamp. This type was favoured by the Roman military stationed in Europe.

 L. 8.6 cm

Condition: Losses to handle ornament as seen.

Loeschcke Type XXI.

Date: 50 – 150 AD

Provenance:
Ex collection of Robert Flourance, Virginia USA, acquired 1970s-80s.

Notes:
Cf. Loeschcke, 1056-7; BMC IV, Q3660; Hayes, Metalware, 209; Goethert, 141; Kirsch, 613-4, 616; Szentléleky, 278; Menzel, 673; Schäfer, 88.

This lamp is being offered by a collector friend David Knell, who is a widely recognised expert on ancient lamps. 

You can contact him via his website.

Price: 275 GBP

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