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Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
L 495
Typological identification
Early Roman Italian Lamp
Kenchreai V, p. 23, no. 107, pl. 5 (H. Williams).
Cf. Heres 1972, p. 28, no. 142, pl. 18 (Antikensammlung Berlin; from Asia Minor): similar shoulder and side spacing between discus motif and central ring.
Same motif but elongated nozzle and triangular thumbplate: BML II, pp. 50, 206, no. Q 1005, fig. 53, pls. 28, 35, 95 (Italian, dated ca. A.D. 30-70; D. M. Bailey).
Same motif but with tight spacing around central ring(s) and double nozzle: Menzel 1969, pp. 26-28, no. 88, fig. 25:14 (RGZM; from Rome); Rosenthal and Sivan 1978, p. 21, no. 50 (Schloessinger Collection, Hebrew University); Deneauve 1969, p. 146, no. 546, pl. LVI (Carthage); Cahn-Klaiber 1977, pp. 191-192, 345, no. 197, pl. 18 (Universität Tübingen; from Alexandria); Balestrazzi 1988, p. 298, no. 807, pl. 123 (Museo di Aquileia).
Same motif with more tight spacing around central ring(s): Loeschcke 1919, p. 399, no. 458, pl. XVI (Vindonissa); Clara Rhodos VI-VII (1932-3), p. 531, fig. 68 (Nisyros); Novaesium II, p. 103, no. 39, pls. 1, 7 (M. Vegas); Deneauve 1969, p. 114, no. 325, pl. XXXVIII (Carthage); Farka 1977, no. 535, pl. 39 (Magdalensburg).
Type of military arms and armor.
Preservation comment
One small sherd preserves ca. 8% of discus and small part of shoulder. Slight, extensive abrasion and slight chip around edges; worn breaks; frequent specks to patches of encrustation in grooves.
Estimated diameter upper bound
Maximum preserved dimension
Estimated rim diameter
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KE 1899 (Early Roman Italian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2020. <>