Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Peacock & Williams 48 fabric

Fabric Visual Characteristics

Hard, fairly rough fabric, with scattered inclusions of white limestone, dark buff (7.5YR 7/4) outside surface, brown (7.5YR 5/4) core with light red surround.

Fabric Petrological Characteristics

Abundant well-sorted angular and subangular grains of quartz and occasional plagioclase feldspar. The average size of the grains is 0.05-0.1 mm across, though there is a sparse scatter of slightly larger grains which are often well rounded. Also present are some fragments of microcrystalline limestone with indistinct fossil remains and occasionally (?) fossil shell with angite and tourmaline as accessory minerals (Peacock & Williams, 1986: Class 48). This composition and texture compares well with a sample of modern fired clay from Gaza (Peacock, 1975).

Amphora made from this fabric