Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Dressel 6A

Dressel 6A

Courtesy of Mira Pavletic, Brijuni
Tamás Bezeczky

Distinctive Features

The Lamboglia 2 amphorae were replaced by the Dressel 6A whose form they closely resemble. Very often these Dressel 6A amphorae were produced in Lamboglia 2 workshops, and it is often difficult to distinguish the two types from each other when fragmentary. The forms of the amphorae in this group also exhibit a wide variety. The handles are round in section rather than oval and the neck is longer and more slender in relation to the body. Sometimes they are stamped on the rim and the neck.
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Date Range

Late first century BC to mid first century AD (Carre, 1985; Piccottini, 1997; Bezeczky, 1998a).
Search: [1st century BC] [1st century AD]


The type is generally considered to come along the Adriatic from Calabria up to Rimini (Panella, 1970; Buchi, 1971; Baldacci, 1969; Carre, 1985; Van der Werff, 1986; Bezeczky, 1998).
Search: [Italy] [North West Europe]


Italy, particularly the north-east region, Croatia, Slovenia, Yugoslavia, France, Britain, north Africa, Dalmatia, Noricum, Pannonia and the Aegean (Carre, 1985; Tchernia, 1986; Cipriano and Carre 1989; Bezeczky, 1994d; Bruno, 1995; Bezeczky, 1998a; Lund, 2000; Bezeczky, 2001).
Search: [Eastern Mediterranean] [France] [Great Britain] [Italy] [North Africa] [North West Europe] [The Balkans]


Tituli picti mention wine and garum (Baldacci, 1969; Buchi, 1971, Piccottini, 1997), but it has long been thought that this form carried olive oil from Istria (Degrassi, 1962; Zevi, 1966; Will, 1996).


Principal contributor: Tamás Bezeczky


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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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