Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Africana 2B Pseudo-Tripolitanian



Distinctive Features

This is a fairly large cylindrical amphora. The rim is gently everted with an "S" section reminiscent of the typical rim treatment of Tripolitanian amphorae. The neck is tall and cylindrical, and the ear shaped handles are very pronounced. The body is broad, the lower section gently widened and terminates in a heavy, solid spike. There are no known stamps.
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Date Range

Third century AD ?
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Origin

The internal Sahel region of central Tunisia, in the Roman province of Byzacena, on the basis of the sebkhra Sidi el-Hani 40 km survey, to the north-west of El Jem (Peacock et al., 1989).
Search: [North Africa] [Tunisia]

Distribution

It is not widely distributed outside Tunisia. One example is known at Tarragona in eastern Spain (Keay, 1984: Type 5bis).
Search: [North Africa] [Spain] [Tunisia] [Western Mediterranean]

Contents

Possibly olive oil (Bonifay, 2004).
Search: [Olive Oil]

Comments

Principal contributor: Michel Bonifay

Classification

Keay 5bis