Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Keay 78



Distinctive Features

This amphora is around 85 to 90cm in height with a large cylindrical body. The neck is very short, gently sloping outwards towards the simple rim. Short, curved handles, thickened at the join are attached to the rim and shoulder. The base is moulded into a button.
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Date Range

From the second half of the third to the late fourth or first half of the fifth centuries AD.
Search: [3rd century AD] [4th century AD] [5th century AD]

Origin

Keay (1984) originally suggested a Tunisian origin, but it is now thought to originate in Lusitania (Mayet et alii., 1996: 23). Production is attested only in the Sado valley, where kiln sites are known at Quinta da Alegria, Zambujalinho and Pinheiro.
Search: [North West Europe] [Portugal]

Distribution

Originally identified by Keay (1984) from two neck fragments from Tarragona, the type was also described by Cardoso (1986) as form 91, not aware of Keay’s work, and Dias Diogo (his form Lusitana 8). It has recently been classified as Sado 1 by Mayet & da Silva (1998).

It has been found at several places in the Roman province of Lusitania.
Search: [North West Europe] [Portugal] [Spain] [Western Mediterranean]

Contents

Unknown, but perhaps salted fish.
Search: [Fish-based products]

Comments

Principal contributor: Carlos Fabião

Classification

Cardoso 91
Lusitana 8
Sado 1