Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Pascual 1 red fabric

Fabric Visual Characteristics

Hard, rough fabric, dark red to reddish-brown (10R 4/4 to 4/6) in colour with large (1 mm) white inclusions of quartz and feldspar, and with fragments of granite and some golden mica.

Fabric Petrological Characteristics

Thin sectioning shows that the principal inclusions of this fabric are frequent discrete grains of quartz and feldspar (plagioclase and much potash), with fragments of granite and some flecks of mica (Peacock & Williams, 1986: Class 6).


Equivalent to: CAT AM of the National Roman Fabric Reference Collection (Tomber & Dore, 1998: 91)

Amphora made from this fabric


i Dressel 2-4 Catalan

i Pascual 1