Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Dressel 2-4 Lyon 2



Distinctive Features

This type has two variants. Lyon 2A is more similar to the eastern Mediterranean Koan version with arched bifid handles, a high shoulder, broad ovoid body and short hollow spike. Lyon 2B is modelled more on the Italian version of the Koan form, the Dressel 2-4, with a carinated shoulder, cylindrical body and stumpy solid or sometimes hollow spike (Desbat, 2003). However, the handles are mostly pseudo-bifid rather than true bifid (Desbat 2003).
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Date Range

Augustan to early first century AD.
Search: [1st century BC] [1st century AD]

Origin

Both variants were made at Lyon. An example from of Type 2A found at Lyon was stamped FLAVIUS FEC(IT). Type 2B was made at the workshop of La Muette (Desbat & Picon, 1986; Desbat, 1987; 2003). Chemical analysis confirms a local source (Becker, 1986). Other Dressel 2-4 forms were made at Marseilles and Sainte-Cécile.
Search: [France] [North West Europe]

Distribution

The type is found principally in France, Switzerland, Germany and Britain (Desbat, 2003).
Search: [France] [Germany] [Great Britain] [North West Europe] [Switzerland]

Contents

Wine is supposed
Search: [Wine]

Comments

Principal contributor: David Williams

Classification

Callender 2
Koan Amphora
Lyon 2A
Lyon 2B
Peacock & Williams 10

CEIPAC link

The following link will take you to the Centro para el Estudio de la Interdependencia Provincial en la Antiguedad Clásica CEIPAC database. In the CEIPAC system this amphora has the ID KE51+BYZ. Note: access to CEIPAC requires registration, which is possible via http://ceipac.ub.edu/corpus_reg.php?IDM=e

Terres d’Amphores

Terres d’Amphores
The above link will take you to the new digital database of amphora types and fabrics from Gaulish production centres, 1st - 3rd century A.D. (Maison Archéologie & Ethnologie, René-Ginouvès).