Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Agora F65-66

Distinctive Features

Small ovoid amphora with a narrow opening, one small curved handle and an open hollow foot (Robinson, 1959: J 46; Lang, 1955). At Augst the variant ( A) dated to the first century AD, while (B) dated to the third century (Martin-Kilcher, 1994). The form later develops into Late Roman 3.
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Date Range

From the middle of the first century BC to the fourth century AD (Bezecky, 2004a; Panella, 1986; Peacock & Williams, 1986).
Search: [1st century BC] [1st century AD] [2nd century AD] [3rd century AD] [4th century AD]


These vessels were probably made at a number of production centres in the coastal areas of Asia Minor, including the region of Ephesus (Bezecky, 2004a).
Search: [Western Asia Minor]


Common in Athens, Ephesus and the eastern Mediterranean, also Ostia and present in small numbers in the western provinces (Lang, 1955; Bezecky, 2004a; Panella, 1986;1989; Martin-Kilcher, 1994).
Search: [Eastern Mediterranean] [Greece] [Italy] [North West Europe] [Western Asia Minor]


Contents are unknown. Capacity is in the region of 6-12 litres


Principal contributor: David Williams


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