Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Peacock & Williams 52

Peacock & Williams 52

Courtesy of Wiltshire Heritage Museum
David Williams

Distinctive Features

This has a short narrow neck with two small strap handles from the top of the shoulder to the rim, and sharply carinated shoulder. It has a long tapering body with rilling and thick screw-like corrugations, and a roughish clay finish on the solid spike.
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Date Range

Probably fifth to seventh centuries AD (Hayes, 1976; Tomber & Williams, 2000; Bailey, 1998).
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The Nile region of Egypt (Riley, 1979; Tomber & Williams, 2000).
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Mainly Egypt and the eastern Mediterranean (Hayes, 1976; Tomber & Williams, 2000; Bailey, 1998).
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Probably wine.
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Principal contributor: David Williams


Egloff 175

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