Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Dressel 12

Distinctive Features

A short everted rim and long slim neck with ovoid handles. The body is cylindrical with a short solid spike.
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Date Range

Mid first century BC to the later second century AD (Beltrán, 1970).
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Along the southern Spanish coast, where the form was certainly made at Algeciras (Zevi, 1966; Beltrán, 1970; 1977; Sotomayor, 1969).
Search: [North West Europe] [Spain] [Western Mediterranean]


Spain and Italy (Beltrán, 1970), but rare in the northern provinces (cf. Ettlinger, 1977).
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Tituli picti suggest fish-based products (Zevi, 1966; Beltrán, 1970).


Principal contributor: David Williams


Augst 22
Beltrán 3
Ostia 52
Peacock & Williams 14


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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