Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Gauloise 12 fabric

Fabric Visual Characteristics

Two broad families of fabric can be seen by eye: a fine orangey-red fabric for the groups of Vatteville-la-rue and Caen, and a grey-beige sandy fabric for the three know workshops. For the petrographical and physical and chemical analysis see Misone et alii, (1998). First hand examination of samples reveals a fairly hard, smooth, finely sandy fabric, reddish-yellow (5YR 7/6-2.5YR 6/6) throughout.

Fabric Petrological Characteristics

Thin sectioning reveals a very fine and non-distinctive fabric. Abundant fine-grained well-sorted quartz grains can be seen, with rare larger grains of cryptocrystalline limestone (Peacock & Williams, 1986: Class 55).


Equivalent to: NOM AM of the National Roman Fabric Reference Collection (Tomber & Dore, 1998: 100)

Amphora made from this fabric


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