Roman lantern-lantern in brass and natural leather, 1st-3rd centuries AD
Roman lamppost or lantern based on those existing in Rome around the 1st-3rd centuries AD. It is made of riveted brass. It is covered with natural, parchment-type leather that is ventilated with holes. This is obviously a trustworthy replica that is currently not recommended for security use.
Some have been found in Pompeii, present-day England, and also in Libya. The fuel used was olive oil, which was easily lit by means of a wick.