Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Bailey Type A

Bailey Type A

Courtesy of Bedford Museum
Jim Inglis

Distinctive Features

This is a tall amphora with long tubular ribbed neck, enlarged rounded rim and two thick crudely made ring-handles from just below the rim to the neck and with a carinated body.
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Date Range

Late first century BC to the fifth century AD (Bailey, 1982; 1998).
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Production is attested at Hermopolis Magna (Bailey, 1982; Bailey, 1998).
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Primarily the eastern Mediterranean (Hayes, 1976; Bailey, 1998; Tomber & Williams, 2000).
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Principal contributor: David Williams

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