Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Lusitanian 9



Distinctive Features

A small amphora c. 60 cm high, with an everted lip that is joined to two small handles, a barrel-shaped body, with a maximum width at the middle of the body, thin walls, and a flat bottom. The fragments of this type are usually confused with coarse wares.
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Date Range

Third to the fifth centuries AD.
Search: [3rd century AD] [4th century AD] [5th century AD]

Origin

It was first identified by Dias Diogo (1990; 1991) who studied examples from the Sado valley, but it was also identified at the kiln centres of the Tejo valley, such as Porto dos Cacos and Quinta do Rouxinol. Mayet & da Silva (1998) have classified this as the Sado 2 Type in their publication of the Pineiro kiln.
Search: [North West Europe] [Portugal]

Distribution

Several places in Lusitania, but the form is known chiefly from production sites since it is not easy to identify it from small sherd alone. At least one example is known at Mulva, Munigua, in Baetica. Current studies are attempting to establish whether this is truly a Lusitanian amphora or a similar form produced elsewhere.
Search: [North West Europe] [Portugal] [Spain] [Western Mediterranean]

Contents

No positive evidence is known. Based on the association with the fish-salted and fish-sauce production sites well known at both rivers, Dias Diogo (1990; 1991) and Mayet & da Silva (1998) suggest some fish products content. Since some examples bore such Christian symbols as a fish or palm leafs, Fabião argued that the type may have been used to transport wine (Fabião, 1998).
Search: [Fish-based products] [Wine]

Comments

Principal contributor: Carlos Fabião

Classification

Sado 2