Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Ayla-Axum



Ayla-Axum

Courtesy of Masawa Museum
Darren Glazier

Distinctive Features

A cigar shaped amphora, with small handles and a rim recessed for a lid. The body is strongly ribbed.
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Date Range

Earliest date is at Berenike in the fourth century AD (Tomber, 2004); the latest date is the seventh century AD at Aqaba (Melkawi et al, 1994) and Adulis (Paribeni, 1907).
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Origin

The only known kilns are at Ayla (Aqaba) in Jordan (Melkawi et al, 1994).
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Distribution

This is characteristically a Red Sea and Indian Ocean type, with known finds at Adulis, Aksum, Abu Sh’ar, Aqaba, Berenike, Assarca, Matera, Burnu, Dese, Qana. Only example known is from the Mediterranean region at Bodrum (Alpözen et al, 1995)
Search: [Eastern Mediterranean] [Egypt] [Eritrea] [Ethiopia] [Jordan] [North Africa] [Red Sea] [Western Asia Minor]

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Comments

Principal contributor: David Peacock