Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Almagro 51 fabric

Fabric Visual Characteristics

The examples seen by us are in a hard, rough sandy fabric, light reddish-brown (2.5YR 6/4) in colour. Keay (1984) recognizes four fabric varieties.

Fabric Petrological Characteristics

Thin sectioning of the examples seen by us show frequent quartz grains, flecks of muscovite mica, some potash feldspar, limestone, fossils and metamorphic rock (Peacock & Williams, 1986: Class 23).

Amphora made from this fabric


i Almagro 51A & B

i Almagro 51C