Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Dressel 30 - Keay 1A



Distinctive Features

African imitation of Gauloise type 4. This type was first noted by Panella (1973). Like the Gaulish model, this amphora has "a ring-like rim" (Keay, 1984) but generally with a flat external face. Its neck is very constricted and hourglass shaped. The handles are characterised by a sweeping semi-circular profile and a wet-smoothing junction with the neck (Keay, 1984). The body is piriform, very tightened towards the base and terminated by a short cylindrical hollow bottom.
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Date Range

Third century AD.
Search: [3rd century AD]

Origin

This type is associated with a series of stamps impressed on the handle indicating the province of Mauretania Caesariensis and the cities of Tubusuctu/Tiklat (e.g. EXPROV/MAVR CAES/TVBVSCTV or Saldae/Bougie: Laporte, 1976-78).
Search: [Algeria] [North Africa]

Distribution

Wide distribution but in small numbers, occurring in the western Mediterranean: Morocco (Thamusida, Volubilis, Banasa), Spain (ItalicaOstia, Rome), Egypt (Alexandria), Sudan (Meroƫ).
Search: [Egypt] [Italy] [Morocco] [North Africa] [North West Europe] [Spain] [Western Mediterranean]

Contents

Contrary to early suggestions that olive oil would have been carried (Laporte, 1976-78), it now seems likely to have been wine (Panella, 2002).
Search: [Wine]

Comments

Principal contributor: Michel Bonifay

Classification

Augst 15
Dressel 30
Keay 1A
Ostia 5
Peacock & Williams 38

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