Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Dressel 11

Rim type - Flaring
The rim flares out sharply, in a more pronounced manner than an everted rim.
Shoulder type - Rounded
The shoulder is noticeably present, usually supporting the handles, but there is no ridge.
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 - Hourglass
The neck takes the form of an hourglass, narrowing at its mid-point.
Body type - Piriform
The body is pear-shaped: it is wider towards the bottom of the amphora.
Base type - Long hollow
The base and foot are long and hollow.
Capacity (average)
75.00cm - 90.00cm
Rim diameter
18.00cm - 22.00cm
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