Roman oil lamp decorated with the god MercuryR45
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A pottery oil lamp with a moulded discus decorated with a profile bust of the god Mercury holding the caduceus.
Mercury was the patron god of merchants, tricksters and thieves…
Roman, 1st or 2nd Century AD
7.7 x 6.6 cms
Fragment as shown
Ex. private collection, Stourbridge, Midlands, UK; acquired mid 20th Century