Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Haltern 70 similis - Rhône Valley

Haltern 70 similis - Rhône Valley

Peacock & Williams 59 type. Courtesy of Verulamium Museum
Kate Warren

Distinctive Features

This type has an everted collar rim with a small groove, as well as oval handles which have a fairly deep vertical groove. It has a cylindrical body and solid conical spike, without the typical Baetican ball of clay (Martin-Kilcher, 1994). It is rarely stamped (Carreras Monfort et al., 2005).
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Date Range

Earliest date: AD 20 at Augst (Martin-Kilcher, 1994).
Latest date: early second century AD at Augst (Martin-Kilcher, 1994)
Search: [1st century AD] [2nd century AD]


Lyon (Schmitt, 1988) and Fréjus (Laubenheimer et al, 1991)
Search: [France] [North West Europe]


It appears in the main military markets in Gaul, Germania and Britannia (Carreras Monfort et al., 2005).
Search: [France] [Germany] [Great Britain] [North West Europe]


It is supposed to contain the same products as Haltern 70 (defructum, olives)

Amphorae of this type from the Port Vendres Claudian shipwreck bear inscriptions naming the contents as defrutum, a sweet liquid obtained by boiling down the must (Colls et al., 1977; Parker & Price, 1981).
Search: [Defrutum] [Olives]


Principal contributor: César Carreras


Augst 21
Lyon 7B
Peacock & Williams 59
Wheeler Group E


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).