Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Keay 62Q & R

Distinctive Features

It is proposed to treat these two variants 62Q and R together, separate from the primary group brought together by Keay (1984). The general form is a taller and more slender amphora than the others in the primary group, with a cylindrical neck slightly restricted at medium height. The rim is band-shaped, somewhat thickened and slightly everted, marked by a hooked lip at the top (var. Keay 62Q) or by a ridge running around the outer face of the rim (var. Keay 62R). The foot is cylindrical, generally thickening in the centre. For complete examples of the type Keay 62Q, see those at Albenga (Pallarès, 1987: Type 11-12) and Tomis (Opaiţ, 1997-98). For a complete example of the type Keay 62R, see the example at Carthage (Freed, 1995: Fig. 2.4).
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Last third of the fifth to the first half of the sixth centuries AD.
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The fabric suggests a Tunisian origin.
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Widely found in the western Mediterranean and Romania. Numerous examples are found in Spain (Keay, 1984; Reynolds, 1995; Remolà, 2000), the south of France (the cargo of the La Palud wreck, Long & Volpe, 1998 and Marseille, Bonifay & Piéri, 1995), Italy (Albenga: Pallarès, 1987; various sites in Saguì, 1998) and Romania (Tomis: Opaiţ, 1997-98).
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Principal contributor: Michel Bonifay


Albenga 11
Albenga 12

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