Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Dressel 5

Dressel 5

Courtesy of Musée Romain d'Avenches
David Williams

Distinctive Features

Very similar type to the Dressel 2-4 but with the bifid handles rising sharply to a peak level with the simple bead rim. The neck and body are cylindrical, the body tapering to a short, solid spike.
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Date Range

First century BC to the second century AD (Panella, 1986; Sciallano & Sibella, 1991; Auriemma & Quiri, 2004).
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The region of the island of Cos (Panella, 1986; Sciallano & Sibella, 1991).
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Eastern Mediterranean, Dramont D wreck, Ostia, western Adriatic coast (Panella, 1986; Sciallano & Sibella, 1991; Auriemma & Quiri, 2004), Pannonia (Bezeczky, 1994a) .
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Wine is supposed.
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Principal contributor: David Williams


Knossos A53


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