Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Rhodian fabric 2

Fabric Visual Characteristics

Normally a hard, slightly rough fabric, creamy-white (10YR 8/4) and with occasional pieces of limestone up to 3 mm across, but these have more usually dissolved out, leaving voids.

Fabric Petrological Characteristics

Thin sectioning shows similarities with Rhodian Fabric 1, though the diagnostic brown minerals could not be identified with the same confidence and minerals such as pyroxene are much rarer. The white colour suggests the use of a different clay with less iron, though a Rhodian source is again a strong possibility (Peacock & Williams, 1986: Class 9).


Equivalent to: RHO AM 2 of the National Roman Fabric Reference Collection (Tomber & Dore, 1998: 113)

Amphora made from this fabric


i Rhodian Type