Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Empoli



Empoli

Courtesy of Museo Archeologico Nazionale "Gaio Cilnio Mecenate" Arezzo
David Peacock

Distinctive Features

This is a small piriform-shaped amphora with a small flat base. It has a simple rounded rim, a cylindrical neck and long curved strap-handles with longitudinal grooves joined from just below the rim to the shoulder.

See also the comparable Formlimpopoli and Spello types.
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Date Range

Normally found in contexts of the third and fourth centuries AD, but possibly produced for local use in the Arno valley in the second century AD and still in use during the fifth century (Pasquinucci & Menchelli, 1995; Martin, 1999; Pasquinucci & Menchelli, 2002, Pasquinucci et alii 1998).
Search: [2nd century AD] [3rd century AD] [4th century AD] [5th century AD]

Origin

Wasters have been found at Empoli (Manacorda, 1977; 1987; Pasquinucci & Menchelli, 1995; Pasquinucci & Menchelli, 2002, Pasquinucci et alli, 1998), although differences in fabric suggest other production centres in the Arno Valley (Martin, 1999).
Search: [Italy] [North West Europe]

Distribution

Predominantly Etruria, Rome and Ostia (Pasquinucci, and Menchelli, 1995; Pasquinucci et alii, 1998; Martin, 1999; Pasquinucci and Menchelli, 2002, Pasquinucci et alii, 1998).
Search: [Italy] [North West Europe]

Contents

Etrurian wine is suggested (Pasquinucci et alii, 1998).
Search: [Wine]

Comments

Principal contributors: David Williams, Clementina Panella and Giorgio Rizzo