Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Rhodian fabric 1

Fabric Visual Characteristics

Fabric 1 is a hard, fairly fine fabric, reddish-pink (5YR 7/6) with a paler slip on the outer surface. Scattered sparsely throughout are rounded red-brown particles up to about 0.5 mm across and larger (up to 3 mm) angular fragments of fine white limestone, which can cause spalling when near the surface.

Fabric Petrological Characteristics

Thin sectioning reveals numerous grains of red, brown and yellow serpentine, a sparse scatter of fine quartz, occasional grains of olivine and clinopyroxene and pieces of chert and cryptocrystalline limestone. Peacock suggested a Rhodian source on the basis of fabric similarities with Greek amphorae bearing Rhodian stamps (Peacock & Williams, 1986: Class 9).

Comments

Equivalent to: RHO AM 1 of the National Roman Fabric Reference Collection (Tomber & Dore, 1998: 112)

Amphora made from this fabric

 

i Rhodian Type