Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Amphore Égyptienne Bitronconique 3

Distinctive Features

This is a broad, long form, normally with a grooved, double-lipped or beaded rim, two small looped handles at or just under the rim and a broad, normally ribbed but sometimes plain, body ending in a solid spike.
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Date Range

Late first century BC through to the fifth century AD (Empereur & Picon, 1989)
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Around the shores of Lake Mariout in the Delta region of Egypt. The form was also made at Hermopolis Magna, in the Fayum and at Zawyet el-Maietin (Empereur & Picon, 1989; 1992; Tomber & Williams, 2000).
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Common at Alexandria and present in the Gulf de Fos, France and at the Skerki Bank wrecks (Sciallano & Sibella, 1991; Tomber & Williams, 2000, McCann & Oleson, 2004).
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Wine of the Mariout region for those made in the area (Empereur & Picon, 1989; 1992)
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Principal contributor: David Williams

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