Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Camulodunum 176



Camulodunum 176

Copyright of Castle Museum, Colchester
Stephen Yates

Distinctive Features

Strictly speaking this is not an amphora shaped-vessel, but it does seem to have travelled long distances and is large enough to have carried a considerable quantity of goods. It is a large four-handled jar with a slightly swelling ovoid body and flat base. The handles are alternately horizontal [shorter and rounded section] and vertical [longer and narrow and flattened] on a broad neck. There is a small triangular-shaped rim.
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Date Range

The examples from Camulodunum were dated before c. AD 65 (Hawkes & Hull, 1947), while the Augst vessels date to between the first half of the first till the middle of the second centuries AD (Martin-Kilcher, 1994).
Search: [1st century AD] [2nd century AD]

Origin

Not known for certain but almost certainly Italian.
Search: [Italy] [North West Europe]

Distribution

Present at Camulodunum (Hawkes & Hull, 1947), Haltern and Augst (Martin-Kilcher, 1994).
Search: [Germany] [Great Britain] [North West Europe] [Switzerland]

Contents

Unknown although wine or perhaps preserved grapes are possibilities (Martin-Kilcher, 1994).
Search: [Fruit] [Wine]

Comments

Principal contributor: David Williams