Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Late Roman Amphora 7

Late Roman Amphora 7

Courtesy of Museum of London
David Williams

Distinctive Features

This type has a tubular neck with a simple beaded rim, a sloping or carinated shoulder and a long tapering body with a solid spike. Rilling occurs over most of the body and there are two roughly made loop- or strap-handles from half-way up the neck to the shoulder. The sixth and seventh centuries AD examples of this type have higher necks and more conical shoulders. This general form seems to be a smaller adaptation of Peacock & Williams Class 52B (Hayes, 1976: Pl.40 Nos. 367, 368 and 369).
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Date Range

From the late fourth to the seventh or eighth centuries AD (Bailey, 1998; Tomber & Williams, 2000).
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Production is attested to at Oxyrhynchus, Hermopolis Magna, Antinoopolis, Akoris and Lake Mariout (Empereur & Picon, 1989; Bailey, 1982; 1998; Tomber & Williams, 2000)
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Frequent at Alexandria, Egypt in general, but also occurring in small numbers at Carthage, Benghazi, Nubia, Greece, the Levant (Bailey, 1982; 1998; Hayes, 1976; Riley, 1979; Empereur & Picon, 1989; Empereur, 1998), the Black Sea region, Pannonia, Marseilles, Arles and several sites in Italy (Tomber & Williams, 2000 )
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Wine (Bailey, 1998). Capacity is less than 6 litres.


Principal contributor: David Williams


Bailey Type B
Egloff 173
Egloff 174
Egloff 177
Peacock & Williams 52B