Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Late Roman Amphora 6

No thin sections available

Palestinian grey fabric

Visual characteristics

This is very hard, fine and thin-walled, often with a reddish core in a reduced dark grey-black fabric. Common 0.5-2mm rounded red brown inclusions, common fine 2mm limestone inclusions. Lime eruptions/spalling often visible on the surface.


The grey fabric is similar in thin section to the orange fabric, with a clean clay matrix displaying a scatter of rounded or subrounded quartz grains and occasional limestone (Peacock & Williams, 1986: Class 46).