Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Dressel 2-4 Cos

Distinctive Features

This has a bead rim at the top of a tall neck, bifid handles, long cylindrical body and short stubby toe, developing out of Koan prototypes of Hellenistic date..
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Date Range

First century BC to the second century AD.
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The island of Cos in the Aegean.
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Widely distributed in the eastern Mediterranean and also reaching Pompeii, Ostia and the western provinces, and appearing as far afield as India (Hesnard, 1986; Panella, 1986; Will, 1991; 2004).
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Principal contributor: David Williams


Callender 2
Koan Amphora
Peacock & Williams 10

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