Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Dressel 2-4 Egyptian

Distinctive Features

This has a bead rim, bifid handles, a very long cylindrical body and short stumpy solid spike.
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Date Range

Probably from the late first century BC to about the mid-third century AD (Empereur, 1986; Empereur & Picon, 1989)
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Around the shores of Lake Mariout in the Delta region of Egypt (Empereur, 1986; Empereur & Picon, 1989; Tomber & Williams, 2000)
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This type is common at Alexandria (Empereur, 1986; 1998; Empereur & Picon, 1989) and is also found at Pompeii ,Ostia, Rome and the Golfe de Fos off the southern coast of France (Empereur & Picon, 1989; Tomber & Williams, 2000)
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Wine of the Mariout region (Empereur, 1986; Empereur & Picon, 1989)
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Principal contributor: David Williams


Amphores EgyptiÊnnes 4
Callender 2
Koan Amphora
Peacock & Williams 10

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