Sunday, 12 January 2014
Comment: iRomans website
The above Roman lamp was found at Ravenglass some years ago and is on the iRomans website. Further information about the lamp from iRomans:
Grey painted ware oil lamp with a stamp "CAPITO.F" on the base. This shows that it was made by either a man or a factory called Capitus. Oil lamps were used from the earliest times and were mass produced in the Roman empire. Filled with olive oil, a wick would have been placed in to the nozzle and lit. They were commonly used throughout the empire, in domestic as well as military contexts.
As well as having information about several more Ravenglass artefacts, the iRomans website from the Tullie House Museum allows you to explore other Roman sites in Cumbria