Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Almagro 51C Variant

Up to [Almagro 51A & B]
others in this subgroup [Almagro 51C]

Distinctive Features

A very small amphora with a large collar rim to which both handles are joined. The base is a small enclosed point, not really a spike. It was first identified by Dias Diogo and classified as Lusitana 10 (1991) .
See characteristics

Date Range

No well-dated context is known, but the form seems to be late in date.


Some examples are known from Setúbal and Tróia, on both banks of the mouth of the river Sado in Portugal. The fabric characteristics clearly indicate a local production.
Search: [North West Europe] [Portugal]


Sado valley and other sites in Portugal.
Search: [North West Europe] [Portugal]


No good evidence. Maybe some variety of fish-sauce, since the type seems to be produced at kiln centres near fish processing factories.
Search: [Fish Sauce]


Principal contributor: David Williams


Lusitana 10