Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Opaiţ E9

Distinctive Features

This type by its texture and morphological characteristics recalls an earlier Roman type, namely the "amphore crétoise 1b" (Markoulaki et al, 1989: Fig. 16; Empereur et al, 1991: Fig. 43; Frend & Johnston, 1962: 228, Fig.19.101- dated in the sixth century).
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Dated to the last quarter of the sixth century.
Search: [6th century AD]


Search: [Crete] [Greek Islands]


It occurs in Dobrudja at Murighiol (Opaiţ, 1991b: 150, Type E9, Pl. 22.127-8; 23.136; Topoleanu, 2000: 144-5, Nos. 369-70, Pl. 46), Histria (Condurachi, 1954), Tomi (MIANC,, Ibida (Opaiţ, 1991c: Fig.10/82), Capidava (Opris, 2003: 70-1, Pl.24.113), and Argamum (unpublished).

In the northern Black Sea, it is frequent at Chersonesos, Tyritake, Il’chevskoe and Panticapaeum (Zeest, 1960: 120, Type 99, Pl.39.99 б; Sazanov, 1989; Savostina, 1984, Pl. 74.29).
Search: [Black Sea] [The Balkans]


Contents seem to have been Cretan wine
Search: [Wine]


Principal contributor: Andrei Opaiţ

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