Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Almagro 51C

Rim type - Triangular
The rim has two straight, angled sides, resembling two partial sides of a triangle.
Shoulder type - Rounded
The shoulder is noticeably present, usually supporting the handles, but there is no ridge.
Handles in profile - Curved
The handles gently curve from the neck to shoulder.
Handles in section - Ridged
The handle has one or more ridges running down it.
Neck type - Hourglass
The neck takes the form of an hourglass, narrowing at its mid-point.
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)
25-30 litres
70.00cm - 77.00cm
24.00cm - 37.00cm
Rim diameter
8.00cm - 12.00cm
Almagro 50 fabric
Almagro 51 fabric