A mould made oil lamp with a round body and a short nozzle. On the discus a filling hole and the image of a biga (two-horse chariot) with a charioteer and a warrior with a spear, going to the left.
On the base CCLOSUC, the potter's mark for Caius Clodius Successus, a well known lamp maker who worked in northern Africa, in the late first and early second century C.E. For the potter see Deneauve, Lampes de Carthage (Paris, Éditions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 1969), p. 88; for the motif see idem, nos 329 (pl. XXXIX); 473-474 (pl. L); 611 (pl. LXII); 669 (pl. LXVI).
Circa 75-125 C.E.
Length 10.3 cm.
Dutch private collection V.B.; ex Münzen und Medaillen AG Basel, before 1974.
Intact; some encrustation, surface wear and scratching; very small area of damage to the filling hole.