Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Africana 2B Grande



Distinctive Features

This is a fairly large cylindrical amphora ("Africano grande" type of Zevi & Tchernia, 1969). The rim is tall and squared in section, occasionally marked by a small stepped undercut on the lower face, like on the Africana 2A type. The handles are very large and ear-shaped in profile. The body is broad and gently carinated on the shoulder, with the lower section tapering to a narrow base terminated in a solid stubby foot. The amphorae are occasionally stamped on the neck with the initials of a place name or a tria nomina (with incised letters). Anepigraphic stamps (circles or half circles) have also been attested.
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Date Range

Third century AD
Search: [3rd century AD]

Origin

The Sahel region of central Tunisia, notably Hadrumetum on the basis of certain stamps.
Search: [North Africa] [Tunisia]

Distribution

This Type was not widely distributed and has been attested at Ostia (Panella, 1973), in southern France (Zevi & Tchernia, 1969). It was not recorded in Catalunya (Keay, 1984) but has been found in coastal areas of Lusitania (FabiĆ£o, pers.comm.).
Search: [France] [Italy] [North Africa] [North West Europe] [Portugal] [Spain]

Contents

Unknown: olive oil (Panella, 1973), and fish products ?
Search: [Fish Sauce] [Olive Oil] [Wine]

Comments

Principal contributor: Michel Bonifay

CEIPAC link

The following link will take you to the Centro para el Estudio de la Interdependencia Provincial en la Antiguedad Clásica CEIPAC database. In the CEIPAC system this amphora has the ID KE51+BYZ. Note: access to CEIPAC requires registration, which is possible via http://ceipac.ub.edu/corpus_reg.php?IDM=e