A mould made oil lamp with a round body and a short nozzle. On the discus a filling hole and the image of a dog attacking a boar, both running to the left.
On the base M NOVIVS T, which is the potter's mark for Marcus Novius Justus, who worked in Tunisia, in the early second century C.E. For the potter see Deneauve, Lampes de Carthage (Paris, Éditions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 1969), p. 91; for the motif see idem, no. 511, plate LIII.
Second half of the first - early second century C.E.
Length 10 cm.
Dutch private collection A.B.; ex Münzen und Medaillen AG Basel, before 1974.
Intact; some encrustation, surface wear and scratching.