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Roman Oil Lamp

Title: Roman Oil Lamp
Site: Diana / Statio Cataractarum Diana
Location/Region: Kladovo
Chrolonology: 1 AD - 500
Museum: National Museum in Belgrade - Archeological Museum of Đerdap
Country: Serbia
Period: Roman Limes: Тrајаn/Hadrian - Severans
Epoch: Roman
Closer Dating: 2nd/3rd-3rd/4th century AD
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: (Lamp) L 9.0, H 1.5; (Chain) L 25.0 cm
Production Technique: Molding
Bibliography: Ј. (Rankov) Kondić (processing, cat. collection in the prepress); J. (Rankov) Kondić in: Roman Imperial Towns and Palaces in Serbia, SASA 73, Belgrade 1993, cat. 114


A fairly well-preserved specimen of Roman bronze lamp with the recipient in the form of sea shells, placed on three small, sectional profiled columnar support, with an opening for pouring oil, with cover and vertical mount, which is attached to a fully preserved longer chain, in a figure eight, with useful, two-armed tool for servicing lamp, attached with ring.

Early Roman fortress Diana/Stacio Cataractarum Diana-fortress T I-II/Castrum I-II (Кarataš-Novi Sip): systematic archeological research and excavation (Iron Gate/Đerdap II Project ) J. Rankov Kondić.