Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Gauloise 5

Distinctive Features

This is an amphora with a ringed base that is either flat or convex like that of a bottle. The rim is made by returning the clay back on itself, with the upper face flat and slightly everted. The handles have a central groove. It occurs as both a large and small version (Laubenheimer, 1985: 293).
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Date Range

From the middle of the first to the early decades of the second centuries AD (Laubenheimer, 1985: 390).
Search: [1st century AD] [2nd century AD]


Four workshops are known from Gallia Narbonensis in Provence (Laubenheimer, 1985). An imitation was produced in the region of Bordeaux in Aquitaine (Berthault, 1992).
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Moderate quantities were exported to the Rhône Valley (Remesal Rodríguez and Revilla, 1991) and to Britain. Examples also occur at Ostia and at Alexandria in Egypt.
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Picatum wine (Laubenheimer, 2004). Capacity: 13 litres for the small version, 28 litres for the large version.
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Principal contributor: Fanette Laubenheimer


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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

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).