Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Distinctive Features

This is a small, flat-bottomed form that was sometimes stamped. It has an everted rim, grooved handles and ovoid body. Two types have been recognized: Lyon 4A and 4B (Dangreaux et al, 1992; Martin-Kilcher, 1994; Desbat, 2003).
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Date Range

Second half of the first century AD and continues into the second century AD.
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Lyon (Desbat, 2003).
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France and Switzerland: Lyon, Augst, Geneva, Lenzburg (Martin-Kilcher, 1994; Desbat, 2003).
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Tituli picti indicate fish sauce.


Principal contributor: David Williams


Lyon 4A
Lyon 4B

Terres d’Amphores

Terres d’Amphores
The above link will take you to the new digital database of amphora types and fabrics from Gaulish production centres, 1st - 3rd century A.D. (Maison Archéologie & Ethnologie, René-Ginouvès).

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