Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Gauloise 13

Distinctive Features

This is a thick-walled heavy amphora with solid handles which recalls the Dressel 20. The base is either flat or is in the form of a pointed button. The rim is usually triangular in section but it can also be rounded. The handles are curved at the bottom and jutt out at the top, which creates a sort of horn at the level of the upper attachment. The lower attachment of the handles is made by perforation of the body. The handles are sometimes decorated by pointed or line incisions: three types can be distinguished although whole forms are rare (Baudoux et alii, 1998).
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Date Range

Third to fourth centuries AD, possibly continuing to the beginning of the fifth century.
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Two workshops are known at Cambrai (Nord) and at Bourlon (Pas-de-Calais).
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Belgic Gaul.
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Unknown, but possibly nut oil? (Laubenheimer, 2000)
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Principal contributor: Fanette Laubenheimer

Terres d’Amphores

Terres d’Amphores
The above link will take you to the new digital database of amphora types and fabrics from Gaulish production centres, 1st - 3rd century A.D. (Maison Archéologie & Ethnologie, René-Ginouvès).

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