Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Lyon fabric

Fabric Visual Characteristics

The colour varies from reddish-buff to a greenish-yellow and is in a calcareous fabric with tempering from the nearby river Saône and possibly also the Rhône (Desbat, 2003).

Fabric Petrological Characteristics

Tempered with quartz, both alkaline and plagioclase felspar, mica and fragments of granite and rhyolite (Schmitt, 1993).

Amphora made from this fabric


i Haltern 70 similis - Rhône Valley

i Dressel 1B similis - Lyon

i Dressel 2-4 Lyon 2

i Dressel 28 similis - Lyon

i Dressel 9 & 10 similis - Lyon