Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Keay 41



Distinctive Features

There are eight examples in Keay (1984). Although none of the Catalan examples were complete, the overall shape is known from one complete example at the Palaeochristian cemetery of Saint Seurin, Bordeaux, and another one in the Yassi Ada II wreck. This amphora had a cylindrical and slightly globular body with the lower section of the body terminating in a gently curved base with a hollow (not filled) stubby button foot. The upper section had a sharply curved shoulder (Keay, 1984). There was a narrow squat neck with sharply concave sides. The rim was in the form of a very distinctive flange: the outer face curved sharply inwards, while the inner face had an indentation running around the inside. The handles had an 'ear-shaped' profile with slight thickening on the lower side of the upper arm; the section was elliptical.
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Date Range

End of the fourth and fifth centuries AD.
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Origin

Fabric suggests north Africa but not necessarily Tunisia.
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Distribution

Thinly distributed in the western Mediterranean, mainly in Catalunya (Tarragona, Empúries and Barcelona) (Keay, 1984; Remolà, 2000). Also Bordeaux in France (unpublished) and, in the eastern Mediterranean on the Yassi Ada II wreck (Bass & Van Doorninck, 1971).
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Contents

Unknown. Olive oil is a possibility.
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Comments

Principal contributor: Michel Bonifay