Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Oberaden 83

Oberaden 83

Courtesy of Museo Nacional de Arqueología Maritima, Cartagena
David Williams

Distinctive Features

The antecedent of the Dressel 20 but with an ovoid body, thinner handles and a fairly well developed spike. The rim is rounded, sometimes with an internal concavity (Berni, 1998).
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Date Range

Augustan period. The earliest date is around: 15-9 BC (Aislingen, Oberaden). The precise point of transition to the Dressel 20 is difficult to discern, but the latter predominates from the AD 14 onwards according to the morphological study by Berni (1998) , see under 'Drawings' . Latest date is in the Tiberian period (Haltern, Köln, Trier)
Search: [1st century BC] [1st century AD]


As this form is related to Dressel 20 and is found in a closely similar fabric, it almost certainly originated along the Guadalquivir between Seville and Córdoba.
Search: [North West Europe] [Spain] [Western Mediterranean]


Commonly encountered in forts of the German limes such as Augst, Vindonissa, Oberaden, Haltern, Trier and Lorenzberg (Berni, 1998). Also found in pre-Roman contexts in Britain (Williams & Peacock, 1983) and at Rome.
Search: [Germany] [Great Britain] [Italy] [North West Europe] [Spain] [Switzerland] [Western Mediterranean]


Olive oil.
Search: [Olive Oil]


Principal contributor: César Carreras


Dressel 25
Haltern 71
Peacock & Williams 24


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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