Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Kapitän 1

Distinctive Features

A simple, slightly inverted rim and long neck with two arched rod handles stretching from just below the rim to the shoulder and with a long tapering body ending in a hollow spike. There is also a squatter version of the form (Martin-Kilcher, 1994).
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Date Range

Late first to second centuries AD at Augst (Martin-Kilcher, 1994) but seems to continue into the third, possibly fourth centuries AD (Panella, 1973; 1986).
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Uncertain, although the Aegean have been postulated (Panella, 1973; Carandini & Panella, 1981).
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A wide, if thin, distribution in the Mediterranean from the Aegean to Sicily, Rome, Ostia, the Adriatic and Marseille (Panella, 1973; 1986; Peacock & Williams, 1986; Auriemma & Quiri, 2004). It was also present at Augst (Martin-Kilcher, 1994).
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Unknown but wine seems likely.
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Principal contributor: David Williams


Ostia 9
Peacock & Williams 56

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