Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Peacock & Williams 65 fabric

Fabric Visual Characteristics

The only examples examined are well-fired with common 0.5-1mm lime and iron oxide pellets being the most striking feature. Not sandy, so not as the ‘Carrot amphora’ (Peacock & Williams, 1986: Class 12). The high lime content recalls the fabric of variants of Agora M 334 exported to southern France (e.g. Lyon and Arles), whose source differs from typical examples of Agora M334 found in Beirut.

Fabric Petrological Characteristics

The example from Avenches contains moderately frequent, fairly well-rounded, moderately sized quartz grains set in a clay matrix of silt-sized quartz grains

Amphora made from this fabric


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