Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Keay 35A

Distinctive Features

Some 29 examples are published by Keay (1984). A typical example was 1.14m high and 40.0cm wide with a cylindrical body terminating in a pointed base with a filled stubby foot. The shoulder was tightly curved and the neck was short and narrow. The rim consisted of a well-developed flange with concave outer face and round section. The handles had a triangular profile and elliptical section. Some examples bore combed decoration on the neck.
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Fifth century AD.
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Production is attested at Nabeul (workshops of Sidi Aoun and Sidi Zahruni (Ghalia et alii, 2005) in Zeugitana.
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Extensive distribution in the western Mediterranean (Spain, southern France and Italy). It was also attested in the eastern Mediterranean. See especially the exemples from Catalunya (Keay, 1984; Remolà, 2000) and the Dramont E wreck (Santamaria, 1995). In the eastern Mediterranean several examples have been noted at at Tomi (Romania) (Opaiţ, 1997-98).
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Perhaps olive oil (Bonifay, 2004).
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Principal contributor: Michel Bonifay

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