Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Augst 35

Distinctive Features

The top half of this form is illustrated by an example from Augst (Martin-Kilcher, 1994: 411). It has a thickened everted rim, a long cylindrical neck and the handles are ovoid in section. The body and base/foot are subject to speculation but are suggested to be similar to the Spanish fish-sauce amphora Dressel 12, which has a cylindrical body tapering to a solid spike (Martin-Kilcher, 1994).
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The type example at Augst was found out of context and thus not datable, but similar pieces date from the mid-first century AD (Martin-Kilcher, 1994).
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Analysis has suggested that this form was made at Fréjus (Martin-Kilcher, 1994).
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Search: [North West Europe] [Switzerland]


Fish sauce is suggested (Martin-Kilcher, 1994).
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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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