Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Almagro 50 fabric

Fabric Visual Characteristics

A fairly hard, rough sandy fabric containing small white inclusions of limestone, buff (7.5YR 7/4) colour throughout.

Fabric Petrological Characteristics

We have examined one sample which shows frequent inclusions of limestone and quartz, with a few grains of pyroxene and flecks of mica. The pyroxene is significant and could suggest an origin not far removed from an outcrop of basic igneous rocks. Basalt outcrops occur in a long strip inland along the length of the Algarve (Peacock & Williams, 1986: Class 22).

Amphora made from this fabric


i Almagro 50

i Almagro 51C