Pear-shaped, with circular footstand, fitted with chains for suspension; double-looped handle, surmounted by crescent-shaped ornament and three rings for the attachment of chains; separate (fourth) ring for linking chains at the point of hanging, survives. Footnote; for similar lamps, see folllowing; B.M. Guide to the Antiquities of Roman Britain, 1956, fig.20.4 (Colchester): PSAS, 1901, 400 (Camelon) and (for chains) ORL, 33, 1910, 53 (Stockstadt)
This database lists many of the objects found along the Antonine Wall.
- Accession number
LampLoudoun HillAD 42 - 180GLAHM F.1944.1Hunterian MuseumBronze12cm long; 5.5cm high
Lamp, Open, Oil ('crusie')Twechar142 - 180 ADGLAHM F.1936.273Hunterian MuseumClayL 0.07m
form: pointed lip, handle broken away
fabric: soft, red clayContext:References: PUBL MACDONALD,G. and PARK, A. 1906 p.77, PUBL ROBERTSON, A., SCOTT, M. and KEPPIE, L. 1975 p.124.19, fig.44a.19N of North Ditch, Bar Hill Fort
LampMumrills Roman Fort140-165 AD1972-069-526Falkirk MuseumClayL 4.3cm
Here is a base sherd with part of the spout to a thin walled lamp in orange fabric with finger marks on the inside. Written on the inside is "MA7.67".