Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Almagro 54

Rim type - Beaded
A simple rounded lip.
Shoulder type - Rounded
The shoulder is noticeably present, usually supporting the handles, but there is no ridge.
Handles in profile - Ring
These handles are generally smaller than the 'curved' handles, forming a small semi-circular profile.
Handles in section - Ridged
The handle has one or more ridges running down it.
Neck type - None
There is no distinct neck: the body of the amphora progresses smoothly upwards to the rim.
Body type - Cylindrical
The body of the amphora is cylinder-shaped, displaying little curvature.
Base type - Rounded
The base is round and smooth.
Capacity (average)
20-25 litres
40.00cm - 83.00cm
25.00cm - 27.00cm
Rim diameter
10.00cm - 11.00cm
Almagro 54 fabric