This oil lamp made of ceramic (Roman lucerne) was found in its original place under a collapse of a caused by a fire at the site building, and is decorated with the menorah, the candelabrum seven Jewish arms, lined with spikes .

In the IV and V centuries A.D., Castulo is transformed and is peopled again, leaving traces of the presence of a Jewish community in the city center.

This roman lucerne, which comes from Africa and is being used in the first half of the V century A.D., contains an unmistakable symbol of the identity of the Jews who were here at that time.


  • Title: Roman lucerne with menorah
  • Date Created: 300/499
  • Physical Location: Archaeological Museum of Linares
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 7 cm Width: 6.2 cm Thickness: 0.6 cm Weight: 33.05 g
  • Provenance: Monumental area of Cástulo
  • Medium: Pottery

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