Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Crétoise 1

Distinctive Features

This has a narrow neck with bowed handles from mid neck to the shoulder and a long cylindrical body with a rounded base and a small basal wart. There are several slight variants (Marangou-Lerat, 1995).
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Date Range

Early first to mid fourth century AD.
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Production is attested in Crete at several sites in the east, west and central areas of the island: Kastelli de Kissamos, Palaiochora, Dermatos, Matalla, Tsoutsouros, Keratokambos, Arvi, Chersonissos, Makryghialos, Lagada and Trypitos (Markoulaki et alii, 1989; Empereur et al, 1991; Marangou-Lerat, 1995).
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Commonly found in Crete but widely distributed across the eastern Mediterranean and in Italy, north Africa, Greece and the eastern Mediterranean (Sciallano & Sibella, 1991; Marangou-Lerat, 1995).
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Wine is assumed.
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Principal contributor: David Williams


Benghazi Mid Roman Amphora 2
Peacock & Williams 41


The following link will take you to the Centro para el Estudio de la Interdependencia Provincial en la Antiguedad Clásica CEIPAC database. In the CEIPAC system this amphora has the ID KE51+BYZ. Note: access to CEIPAC requires registration, which is possible via

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