Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Pompeii 5



Distinctive Features

This is a small flat-based amphora with two arched long ridged handles stretching from just under the rim to the ovoid body, and which has a long neck and small upturned rim with a shallow groove.
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Date Range

Present at Pompeii but generally found at Beirut in contexts dating to the first half of the second century AD (Empereur & Picon, 1989; Reynolds, 2005a).
Search: [1st century AD] [2nd century AD]

Origin

Produced is attested to in eastern Cilicia, but the wide range of fabrics associated with this type suggests other sources (Reynolds, 2005a), perhaps north-western Syria (Butcher, 2003). Known to have been made at the kiln site at Yamurtalik, which at a later date made Late Roman 1 amphorae (Reynolds, 2005a).
Search: [Eastern Mediterranean] [Western Asia Minor]

Distribution

Commonly found at Alexandria (Empereur, 1998), Beirut and Cyprus (Reynolds, 2005a) and present in small amounts at Pompeii and Athens (Empereur & Picon, 1989).
Search: [Cyprus] [Eastern Mediterranean] [Egypt] [Greece] [Italy] [Lebanon] [North Africa] [North West Europe] [The Levant]

Contents

Unknown but wine is suggested (Empereur, 1998).
Search: [Wine]

Comments

Principal contributor: David Williams