Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Dressel 25

Distinctive Features

There are a number of variations of type Dressel 25.Van der Werff (1986) suggests that the step-shaped rim resembles that of the late `Corinthian A` amphorae as well as some Brindisian rim shapes. There are greek dipinti and stamps (Ζοίλilυs) on the (Dressel, 1899; Zevi, 1966; Van der Werff, 1986; Bezeczky, 2004).
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Date Range

Late first century BC to first century AD (Zevi, 1966; Van der Werff, 1986).
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Van der Werff (1986) suggested that the provenance of these amphorae could have been southern Italy or Greece.
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This type is found in Italy, Noricum, and Asia Minor and across the eastern Mediterranean generally. Examples are found in Athens, northern Italy (Rome, Ostia, Luni, Aquileia, Altino, Padua, Verona and Noricum (Magdalensburg) (Dressel, 1899; Van der Werff, 1986; Cipriano & Carre, 1987; Toniolo, 1993; Mazzocchin, 1995; Buchi, 1973; Bezeczky, 1998; 2004). Examples are found in Athens, northern Italy (Rome, Ostia, Luni, Aquileia, Altino, Padua, Verona and Noricum (Magdalensburg).
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Principal contributor: Tamás Bezeczky


The following link will take you to the Centro para el Estudio de la Interdependencia Provincial en la Antiguedad Clásica CEIPAC database. In the CEIPAC system this amphora has the ID KE51+BYZ. Note: access to CEIPAC requires registration, which is possible via

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