Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Crypta Balbi 1 fabric

Fabric Visual Characteristics

Hard sandy fabric with some white calcareous inclusions visible, orange (5YR 6/8) to reddish-yellow (5YR 6/6) in colour. In the hand-specimen the fabric appears similar to the Palestinian Late Roman 5/6 amphorae (Arthur, 1998).

Fabric Petrological Characteristics

Fairly well rounded quartz grains dominate the fabric, which also contains pieces of fossiliforous limestone.

Amphora made from this fabric


i Crypta Balbi 1