Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Rim type - Triangular
The rim has two straight, angled sides, resembling two partial sides of a triangle.
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 - Ovoid/Elliptical
The handle appears to be ovoid or elliptical in section.
Neck type - Cylindrical
The neck is cylinder-shaped.
Body type - Tapered
The body tapers downwards: it is wider at the top.
Base type - Spike/tapered
There is a solid spike at the base of the amphora.
Capacity (average)
20-25 litres
82.00cm - 83.00cm
40.00cm - 41.00cm
Rim diameter
20.00cm - 21.00cm
Greco-Italic fabrics