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Writing transcription
ROMANEƧIƧ
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Early/Middle Roman Asia Minor Lamp, Knidian
Description
Circular outline. Circular, concave discus has central filling hole, low relief of broad-leaved rosette with eight concave petals, and single narrow framing ring. Plain, narrow shoulder. Semi-volutes flanking triangular nozzle; incompletely punched slit for airhole at top. Straight sloping walls. Flat base has single circular groove around incuse signature: ROMANEƧIƧ over small circle (retrograde esses). Rare clay nodules in grooves.
Fabric description
Fabric: 2.5YR 7/6, light red. Slip: 2.5YR 5/4, reddish brown. Somewhat coarse, hard fabric with frequent, very small, rounded and subrounded, white (calcite?) and black inclusions, slightly golden micaceous, and infrequent, spherical voids opening on surface. Somewhat thick, semilustrous, even slip fired black where thickest; covers top and sides but not entire base.
Preservation comment
Seven joining sherds preserve two thirds of discus, three quarters of shoulder, and most of the base. Well preserved surface but thin, extensive film of encrustation on top front.
Base Diameter
0.038
Discus diameter
0.056
Length
0.096
Weight (kg)
0.055
Width
0.069
Has geographic origin
Asia Minor
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KL097 (Early Roman Asia Minor Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/kl097>