Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Useful Links


Other web-based amphora sites are comparatively few. Amongst the best are the following:

  1. Centro para el estudio de la interdepencia provincial en la antigüedad clásica (CEIPAC) (
    This is hosted by the Universitat de Barcelona (directed by José Remesal Rodríguez) and is a major information source for Roman amphorae. Its principal raison d'être is to host a reasoned catalogue of all amphora stamps, particularly those from the Iberian peninsula. It also focuses upon a range of issues related to the amphora-borne economy of Spain, with particular reference to the Dressel 20 of Roman Baetica, on-going excavations at the Monte Testaccio at Rome, and instrumentum domesticum in the Roman world in general. The Southampton Amphora Project has several links with this site
  2. The Amphoras project (
    This is hosted by the University of Toronto (directed by Carolyn Koehler and Philippa Matheson). This makes available part of the archive of east Mediterranean amphorae collected by Virginia Grace, as well as having links to a number of amphora sites on the web. It also deals with other amphora related issues.
  3. Roman Amphoras in Britain (
    This is available from Internet Archaeology and written by Paul Tyers. It provides key information on the shape, chronology and distribution of sixteen amphora types that are frequently found in Britain.
  4. Potsherd (
    This is hosted by Paul Tyers and is a useful source of information on a range of ceramics found in Britain, including some nine varieties of amphorae. Their fabrics are cross referenced to the National Roman Fabric Collection