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Lot 340: Roman Oil Lamp with Eagle

Antiquities: Day 1

by TimeLine Auctions

December 6, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: 2nd century AD. A bronze figure-of-eight open oil lamp with flat base and vertical walls, basal ring; loop handle to the rear with ivy-leaf reflector; central boss with separately-cast eagle figurine. Cf. Bailey, D.M. A Catalogue of the Lamps in the British Museum. IV. Lamps of Metal and Stone and Lampstands, London, 1988, item 3755 for type. 256 grams, 12.5cm (5"). Property of a Surrey collector; acquired in the early 1970s.

Condition Report: Fine condition, repaired.

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