Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Augst 34

Distinctive Features

The overall form is quite similar to the Augst 33 / Fréjus-Lenzburg amphora. It has a thickened rim and a cylindrical neck, while the handles are grooved, and the body is ovoid and the base flat.

Minimum height:76cm at Nyon (Martin-Kilcher, 1994).
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Date Range

From the Flavian period to the second century AD (Martin-Kilcher, 1994; Baudoux, 1996).
Search: [1st century AD] [2nd century AD]


Macroscopic and chemical analysis places the production in Fréjus (Brentchaloff, 1988; Brentchaloff & Picon, 1990; Sciallano & Sibella, 1991; Laubenheimer, 1992).
Search: [France] [North West Europe]


Augst, Nyon, Lenzburg, Vindonissa, Wiesbaden, southern France.
Search: [France] [Germany] [North West Europe] [Switzerland]


Fish sauce. Examples found at Vindonissa bore the tituli picti MVR(iae) F(los) (Martin-Kilcher, 1994).

Capacity is around 40-45 litres. Tituli picti from Nyon give an indication of capacity, M(odii) IIII SE(xtarii) VIII (Martin-Kilcher, 1994).


Principal contributor: David Williams


Fréjus- Lenzburg

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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