Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Tripolitanian coarser fabric

Fabric Visual Characteristics

The coarser Tripolitanian fabric can be difficult to distinguish in the hand-specimen from the Africana types as it also contains numerous small inclusions of white limestone or white reaction rims and the colour range is similar. The fabric is hard, rough and brick-red (2.5YR 6/6) in colour, sometimes with a black surface and frequently with a white outer skin. The coarser fabric has been attested in the region of Leptis Magna.

Fabric Petrological Characteristics

Thin sections of the coarser Tripolitanian fabric are quite different from those of the central Tunisian products despite superficial similarities in the hand-specimen. The Tripolitanian wares contain limestone but usually have very little quartz apart from a scatter of fine (0.10-20 mm) grains in an otherwise clear matrix. Medium-grained quartz seems to be an essential component of central Tunisian wares (Peacock & Williams, 1986: Class 36).

Comments

Equivalent to: CAM AM 1 of the National Roman Fabric Reference Collection (Tomber & Dore, 1998: 88)

Amphora made from this fabric

 

i Tripolitanian 3

i Ancient Tripolitanian Amphora

i Tripolitanian 1

i Tripolitanian 2