Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Ostia 23



Distinctive Features

An early north African amphora, the predecessor of the type Africana 1. This amphora is characterised by an everted thickened rim and a short and narrow cylindrical neck with short bent handles. No complete example exists: those of Tipasa (Panella, 1982) and Arles (Bonifay, 2004) represent only part of the form. According to Panella (1982), this amphora is probably intermediate between the types Ostia 59 and Africana 1.
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Date Range

End of the first to the beginning of the third centuries AD.

Origin

No archaeological evidence but probably Tunisia.
Search: [North Africa] [Tunisia]

Distribution

A scattering in the western Mediterranean: Carthage, Ostia, Luni and Arles.
Search: [France] [Italy] [North Africa] [North West Europe] [Western Mediterranean]

Contents

Perhaps olive oil (Panella, 1982).
Search: [Olive Oil]

Comments

Principal contributor: Michel Bonifay