Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Vindonissa 592

Distinctive Features

This type features a roughly cylindrical body with a short, broad neck and lightly everted rim. The base comprises a distinctive, large, tapering spike (similar to the Beltrán 2A). The handles are small and oval, lying below the shoulders towards the top of the body. The form appears to be derived from Punic transport containers (Tripolitanian types) but the clay clearly differs from these types.
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Date Range

First to beginning of the second centuries AD (?) (Martin-Kilcher, 1994).
Search: [1st century AD] [2nd century AD]


The clay fabric suggests a Tunisian origin (Martin-Kilcher, 1994: 447).
Search: [North Africa] [Tunisia]


Sparsely distributed in the western Mediterranean and northern Europe: Pompeii, Vindonissa, Augst.
Search: [Italy] [North West Europe] [Switzerland] [Western Mediterranean]


Fish-sauce (?)
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Principal contributor: Michel Bonifay


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