Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Distinctive Features

First noted in the 1990’s in the Crypta Balbi excavations in Rome (Saguì, 1998), but rarely documented elsewhere, it seems to be one of the latest series of north African amphorae. This amphora is characterised by a tall slim band-shaped rim and a very elongated cylindrical neck. The body is cylindrical and quite narrow, with the lower section tapered to a tight base terminated by an thickened hemispherical foot, like a "Champagne cork".
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Seventh century AD
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North Africa but the production centres are unknown.
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Distributed in the western Mediterranean (Catalunya, south of France, Italy, Slovenia), Tarragona (Macias & Remolà, 2000), Marseille (Bien, 2005), Rome (Saguì, 1998) and Koper (Cunja, 1991).
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Principal contributor: Michel Bonifay

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