Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Van der Werff 3

Van der Werff 3

Courtesy of Museu Arqueològic de Barcelona
David Peacock

Distinctive Features

The general form has a long cylindrical body with two small handles on the side and a flaring rim. Maña (1951) distinguished two types, labelled C1 and C2 but van der Werff (1978) has an everted rim but with a near vertical outer face, and a V-shaped base terminated by less pronounced hollow spike. This type corresponds to the Martin-Kilcher (1999) form B and to the Ramón (1995) Type T-7.2.
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Predominantly late third and the beginning of the second century BC (Ramón, 1995). Late variants are found in the first century BC (?) (Fentress, 2001).
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Probably the Sahel region of Tunisia and possibly also Tripolitania (van der Werff, 1978). Production is attested on the Island of Jerba, southern Tunisia (Fentress, 2001).
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A fairly wide distribution in the western Mediterranean. Also attested to in the eastern Mediterranean (Ramón, 1995: where distribution maps are published). Main sites: Libya (Sabratha), Tunisia (Uzita, Thapsus, Hadrumetum, Carthage), Spain (Cadix, Valencia, Empúries), south of France (Teste Negre), Italy (Luni, Ischia). Greece (Athens).
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Principal contributor: Michel Bonifay


Maña C1B
Martin-Kilcher B
Ramón T-7.2

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