Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Dressel 16

Distinctive Features

This type is similar to the Dressel 2-4 if one looks only at the rim, handles and neck; however, the spike is noticeably longer and slimmer. The body and neck are cylindrical and the grooved handles rise to a small peak.
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Date Range

This type was used during the first and early second century AD.
Search: [1st century AD] [2nd century AD]


Fréjus (Laubenheimer, 1992; Panella, 2002). Martin-Kilcher (1994) also shows that the examples of this type found at Augst originated in Fréjus.
Search: [France] [North West Europe]


Augst, London, southern France (Sciallano & Sibella, 1991; Laubenheimer, 1992; Martin-Kilcher, 1994; Panella, 2002).
Search: [France] [Great Britain] [North West Europe] [Switzerland]


An almost complete vessel from London bears the titulus LIQUAM/ANTIPOL/EXC/L TETTI AFRI/CANI followed by a sixth line in cursive AFRI. 'Lucius (?) Tettius Africanus finest fish sauce from Antipolis, (product) of Africanus (Hassall and Tomlin, 1984: 344; Peacock & Williams, 1986).
Search: [Fish Sauce]


Principal contributors: David Williams


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

Terres d’Amphores

Terres d’Amphores
The above link will take you to the new digital database of amphora types and fabrics from Gaulish production centres, 1st - 3rd century A.D. (Maison Archéologie & Ethnologie, René-Ginouvès).

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