Roman redware oil lamp, the discus moulded with two figures, a head of wheat between them, the base incised with a large Chi Rho symbol, representing Christ .
4th century AD
-this item from Autumn Exhibition 2010, available from 1st May-
References: This is the early Christian symbol, reported to have been seen by Constantine the Great before the Battle of the Milvian Bridge outside Rome in 312. Because he placed this symbol on the shields of his soldiers, he believed he was victorious, and went on t
Condition: good condition, minor stress crack
Stock #: 1013277 Size: 13cm spout to handle
Price: AU$ 645.00