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Mario T:
Good morning. I am looking for more information on this oil lamp, identified only generically, with a strange figure. At the bottom there are signs,
perhaps an inscription. Thanks for any suggestions

The cursive inscription on the base of your lamp reads MAVRICI (on two lines) for Mauricius, a lampmaker based in North Africa during the second half of the 2nd to early 3rd centuries AD.

Another lamp by this maker is shown here:

Without attributes, I'm hesitant to identify the male profile bust depicted on the discus but Neptune is a possibility.

Mario T:
Many thanks, i agree that the profile can be identified with Neptune


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