Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Distinctive Features

This is a small amphora with a pointed hollow base. The rim is prominently everted with one or more grooves on the external face. The cylindrical neck is sometimes emphasised by a ring in relief at the junction of the neck and body. The handles are flat with a central groove. The pointed base has several variations including flat bases, buttons or conical-shaped (Willems et al, 1964 ; Baudoux et al, 1998).
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Date Range

From around AD 50 to 150.
Search: [1st century AD] [2nd century AD]

Origin

Two workshops are known in Belguim at Amay and at Clavier-Vervoz (Willems et alii, 1964 ; Baudoux et alii, 1998).
Search: [Belgium] [North West Europe]

Distribution

The distribution seems to be limited to the city of Tongres.
Search: [Belgium] [North West Europe]

Contents

Unknown, but the amphorae are resin lined which suggests wine.
Search: [Wine]

Comments

Principal contributor: Fanette Laubenheimer

Classification

Peacock & Williams 64

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).