Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Agora M334

Distinctive Features

This comprises a slender tapering cone-shaped form covered by rilling and ending with a small flat base. It has a high neck and a simple flanged rim. The handles are ridged and stretch from the rim to the shoulder (Hayes, 1976).
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Date Range

Early fourth century AD (Beirut: Reynolds, 2005) to the seventh century AD (Yassi Ada wreck dated c. AD 625: Bass & Van Doorninck, 1982; later seventh century AD context at the Crypta Balbi: Saguì & Manacorda, 1995).
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Produced in the region of Akko, Tyre and Ptolemais, in northern Palestine, while kiln sites are known at Horvat Masref and at Horvat Eitayim (Reynolds, 2000).
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Very common in levels of the fourth-fifth centuries AD in Beirut (Reynolds, 2000); also found at Jalame, Israel, Sinai (Arthur & Oren, 1998), the Yassi Ada wreck off Bodrum (Bass & Van Doorninck, 1982), the Crypta Balbi, at Rome (Saguì & Manacorda, 1995), Arles and Marseille (Reynolds, 2005).
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Possibly wine.
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Principal contributor: David Williams

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