Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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LRA 1 fabric

Fabric Visual Characteristics

A hard, sandy fabric often with inclusions of limestone, serpentine, and sometimes displaying some dark grains of pyroxene. Ranging in colour from pinkish-cream (7.5YR 8/2-4) to reddish-yellow (5YR 7/6).

Fabric Petrological Characteristics

Thin-sectioning shows there are a variety of fabrics. The major inclusions are often pieces of limestone with a scatter of pyroxene, serpentine and volcanic material. This indicates a source area composed of ultra-basic as well as sedimentary rocks. Heavy mineral separation has produced an assemblage dominated by grains of pyroxene, mostly diopside and enstatite (Williams, 1979). The presence together of diopside and enstatite, and the comparative lack of other minerals, especially zircon, suggests derivation from peridotite (Peacock & Williams, 1986: Class 44).

Comments

Equivalent to: P&W AM 44 of the National Roman Fabric Reference Collection (Tomber & Dore, 1998: 108)

Amphora made from this fabric

 

i Late Roman Amphora 1