Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Dressel 28 similis - Lyon

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Distinctive Features

This is a short flat-based amphora type with a 'pulley-wheel' rim, and short rounded handles with one or more shallow furrows
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Date Range

Late Augustan to first half of the second century AD.
Search: [1st century BC] [1st century AD] [2nd century AD]


Known to have been made at the workshops at La Muette and at the military Manutention in Lyon (Desbat, 1987; 2003). A kiln for this form is also known at Velaux, Bouches-du-Rhône (Tchernia & Villa, 1977).
Search: [France] [North West Europe]


Lyon in France (Desbat, 2003).
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Wine is supposed.
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Principal contributor: David Williams

Terres d’Amphores

Terres d’Amphores
The above link will take you to the new digital database of amphora types and fabrics from Gaulish production centres, 1st - 3rd century A.D. (Maison Archéologie & Ethnologie, René-Ginouvès).

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