Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Dressel 2-4 African

Distinctive Features

This is a south Tunisian version of the common Dressel 2-4 type. The best known variant is small sized with a blurred profile more evoking than strictly copying the original Dressel 2-4 shape. The neck is short with short and rounded with strong double-barrelled handles. The body is cylindrical, terminated by an elongated solid foot with thickened base.
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Date Range

Between the of the first century BC and the first century AD.
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Production sites are known on the Island of Jerba (Fentress, 2001) and at Zitha (Bonifay, 2004) in southern Tunisia.
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Distributed in Tunisia at Jerba (Ben Lazreg et alii, 1995; Fentress, 2001) and Zarzis (Bonifay, 2004).
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Probably wine (Fentress, 2001).
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Principal contributor: Michel Bonifay


Callender 2
Koan Amphora
Peacock & Williams 10

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