Roman Terracotta Oil Lamp Decorated With Crescent of Luna & Maker’s Mark

Item Description

C. 2nd-3rd century AD

A nice example of a Roman oil lamp depicting the crescent of Luna, (the goddess of the moon), with six incised stars around. It has a ribbed handle and maker’s mark to back reads: “SΛT”.

Slightly chipped glaze otherwise in good condition with good clear detail.

Ref: Similar example in Lamps Antiques by Herve Dejean, planchet 77.

Provenance: Ex Oxford Gentleman Collection, collected in the 80’s-90’s.

Size: 96mm length



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