Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Ancient Tripolitanian Amphora

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 - Ear-shaped
These handles are similar to the 'curved' variety, but are more reminiscent of the shape of a human ear.
Handles in section - Round
The handle is circular, or nearly circular, in section.
Neck type - Hourglass
The neck takes the form of an hourglass, narrowing at its mid-point.
Body type - Ovoid
The body is ovoid or elliptical in profile.
Base type - Button
There is a noticeable button-shape at the base of the amphora.
Capacity (average)
70.00cm - 84.00cm
0.00cm - 35.00cm
Rim diameter
13.00cm - 15.00cm
Tripolitanian fine fabric
Tripolitanian coarser fabric