Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Augst 47



Distinctive Features

The Augst 47 type (and variants) consists of smaller and more delicate transportation containers of only a few litres capacity (Martin-Kilcher, 1994: 436-7). The cylindrical neck is quite broad in relation to the overall size of the amphora; the handles rise vertically from the shoulder, turning inwards at right angles to join the neck just below the plain, rounded rim. The body tapers gradually down to a point, and exhibits horizontal rilling. The overall rilling and general shape of the vessel recalls the larger Peacock & Williams Class 65.
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Date Range

Examples at Augst come from a late second/third century context, as do those from Verulamium and Regensburg. Similar forms are found in fourth century contexts as well.
Search: [2nd century AD] [3rd century AD] [4th century AD]

Origin

Most probably imported from the eastern Mediterranean (Martin-Kilcher, 1994: 437).
Search: [Eastern Mediterranean]

Distribution

Augst, Verulamium, Regensburg (Martin-Kilcher, 1994).
Search: [Germany] [Great Britain] [North West Europe] [Switzerland]

Contents

Unknown, but possibly wine, wine products or small fruits.
Search: [Fruit] [Wine]

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Principal contributor: David Williams