Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

Data copyright © University of Southampton unless otherwise stated

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) logo

Primary contact

Dr David Williams
Dept of Archaeology
University of Southampton
Avenue Campus
SO17 1BJ
Tel: 080 593032

Send e-mail enquiry

Resource identifiers

Digital Object Identifiers

Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are persistent identifiers which can be used to consistently and accurately reference digital objects and/or content. The DOIs provide a way for the ADS resources to be cited in a similar fashion to traditional scholarly materials. More information on DOIs at the ADS can be found on our help page.

Citing this DOI

The updated Crossref DOI Display guidelines recommend that DOIs should be displayed in the following format:
Sample Citation for this DOI

University of Southampton (2014) Roman Amphorae: a digital resource [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor]

University of Southampton logo

MRA 2 fabric

Fabric Visual Characteristics

Material from Benghazi is normally in a hard, smooth fabric with small white limestone inclusions, buff (7.5YR 7/4) in colour. At Athens this amphora occurred in both red and buff coloured clay, some of which were considered to be locally made (Riley, 1979).

Fabric Petrological Characteristics

Samples from the kiln at Keratokambos in southern Crete were found to contain chert and limestone but were lacking in mica (Riley, 1979). A number of samples from Benghazi all contained plentiful mica, together with quartz and limestone.

Amphora made from this fabric