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This ancient Roman relic (MAB 329), a very rare lamp mold, is from the estate of a well-known antiquities dealer/collector who lived in the southwestern U.S. Measuring 8” in length, the mold dates into the Roman Christian Era, c.4th to 5th Century A.D. and is in overall very good restored condition. Originally used to make the upper plate of a fired clay lamp while another similar mold was used to make the base of the lamp, once made the two parts were then sealed together. This mold displays an image of the ‘Christogram’, commonly described as a monogram or a combination of letters used for the name of Jesus Christ and traditionally used as a Christian symbol. This mold comes with a display card, our certificate guaranteeing authenticity, and a biographical sketch about the past owner. Select or ask any question by referring either to the Trocadero ITEM # or the STOCK # MAB 329 at the top of this page. NOTE: if you would like to view a large number of our various listings, and limit your browsing time, try our ‘TWELVE different items on a single page format’ by simply spelling out the word TWELVE in the search box. That will quickly bring up all of our listings that offer up to twelve individually priced items on a single page! And if you want to further refine the group, add one or two additional modifiers at the same time such as ‘Indian, Precolumbian, Stone, Pot, Gold, etc.’ Any item that has been sold will be so noted on its own photograph.