Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Gauloise 4 similis - Almadrava 3

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Distinctive Features

This is a flat-bottomed amphora with a thick rounded rim, short flat handles with a central groove, and a broad shouldered body tapering to a narrow foot (Laubenheimer & Gisbert Santonia, 1996).
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Date Range

Earliest date: AD 65-70 (Almadrava, Oliva)
Latest date: Late second century AD
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It was produced in coastal areas of the Valencia region of eastern Spain (Gisbert Santonia, 1998) with workshops identified at such sites such as Almadrava, Oliva and Catarroja.
Search: [North West Europe] [Spain]


A fairly local distribution.
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Wine is supposed to be the main content (Panella, 1973; Widemann et alii, 1979).
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Principal contributor: C├ęsar Carreras


Almadrava 3


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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