Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Dressel 2-4 Italian

Rim type - Beaded
A simple rounded lip.
Shoulder type - Carinated
The shoulder displays distinct carination - a ridge where the shoulder meets the body of the amphora.
Handles in profile - Long vertical
These handles generaly appear on long-necked amphorae, attaching near the top of the neck progressing vertically downwards to the shoulder.
Handles in section - Bifid
This is a distinctive feature of the Dressel 2-4 type. The handle is formed from two rods, appearing as a figure-8 in section.
Neck type - Hourglass
The neck takes the form of an hourglass, narrowing at its mid-point.
Body type - Cylindrical
The body of the amphora is cylinder-shaped, displaying little curvature.
Base type - Spike/tapered
There is a solid spike at the base of the amphora.
Capacity (average)
20-25 litres
95.00cm - 108.00cm
26.00cm - 29.00cm
Rim diameter
14.00cm - 16.00cm
Campanian 'Black Sand' fabric