Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Station 48 Ostia



Distinctive Features

This amphora was first noted at the Roman cemetery of Pupput (Tunisia) (Ben Abed et alii, 1999). A tall amphora with a wide body, an angular shoulder, a short constricted neck and a rim shaped into a cylinder terminated by a rounded lip. The spike is cone shaped with a central swelling. The form is commonly stamped on the shoulder, with letters in relief in a large cartouche : M and C on both sides of a palm tree.
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Date Range

Second and third centuries AD
Search: [2nd century AD] [3rd century AD]

Origin

The stamps probably indicate the province of Mauretania Caesariensis, perhaps the capital Caesaraea (Cherchell) (Ben Abed et al, 1999).
Search: [Algeria] [North Africa]

Distribution

Sparsely distributed in the western Mediterranean: south of Spain (Baelo Claudia) (Bernal Casasola, 1997), south of France (Pozuolles, Gulf of Fos, Ouest-Embiez wreck), Italy (Ostia, Lugnano in Teverina), Libya (Bu Njem), Tunisia (Pupput), Egypt (Alexandria) (Bonifay, 2004).
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Contents

Fish sauce or wine, as the examples are pitched.
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Comments

Principal contributor: Michel Bonifay