Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Uzita 52, 10

Distinctive Features

This type was firstly identified by van der Werff (1982) and is now illustrated by a complete example (Bonifay, 2004). The amphora is characterised by a thickened rim, moulded "en doucine" on the outer face, a cylindrical neck slightly everted towards the top, large handles rounded in section and in profile, a wide cylindrical body terminated by an elongated tubular hollow spike.
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End of the first and second centuries AD. Residual in third century AD contexts (?).
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Production is attested at Salakta (Peacock et alii, 1989; Bonifay, 2004).
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Sparsely distributed in the western Mediterranean. Tunisia (Sfax, El Jem, Rougga, Salakta, Uzita, Hergla, Carthage), Italy (Rome), Albania (Byllis).
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Perhaps fish-sauce (Bonifay, 2004).
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Principal contributor: Michel Bonifay

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