Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Rim type - Collar
The rim is noticeably thickened in the form of a collar around the neck of the amphora.
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 - Grooved
The handle has one or more grooves distorting its shape 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 - Short hollow
The base is short and hollow
Capacity (average)
Rim diameter
11.00cm - 14.00cm
AM72 fabric