Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Haltern 70 similis - Verulamium 1908

Distinctive Features

This type has an everted collar rim with oval handles which have a fairly deep vertical groove. It has a cylindrical body and solid conical spike longer than the traditional Haltern 70 (Martin-Kilcher, 1994; Sealey, 2003). The main difference with regards to the traditional Haltern 70 is a longer rim, which resembles a trumpet (Carreras Monfort et al., 2005).
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Date Range

Earliest date: circa AD 30 (León) and AD 55-67 (Usk) (Sealey, 2003; Carreras Monfort et al., 2005).
Latest date: AD 140-50 (Verulamium) and AD 125-60 (London) (Sealey, 2003).
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It was produced along the Guadalquivir river of southern Spain since it shares the same fabric as the Dressel 20. Cortijillo de Peñaflor has been proposed as one of the Verulamium 1908 workshops (Domínguez et al. 2000)
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Fairly widespread in the western Mediterranean, from France to Italy, North Africa and Spain, as well as in Britain and Germany (Colls et al., 1977; Tchernia, 1980).
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It is supposed to contain the same products as the Haltern 70 (defructum, olives).

Amphorae of this type from the Port Vendres Claudian shipwreck bear inscriptions naming the contents as defrutum, a sweet liquid obtained by boiling down the must (Colls et al., 1977; Parker & Price, 1981).
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Principal contributor: César Carreras

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