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Called in recent terminology, Byzantine, but the people of the period called themselves Roman, even after the fall of Rome. A rare buff terra cotta lamp, 3 1/8” length, of typical form with reeded sides and double raised bands around the raised edge filler. The bottom with raised circular foot enclosing a large cross. Constantine recognized Christianity in 313 AD and it became the official religion of the Roman Empire in 380 AD. This lamp, then represents that recognition within, perhaps a generation, of Christianity the major religion in the Roman Empire.


Stock Number: UC9981

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