Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Dressel 25

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Dressel 25 fabric

Visual characteristics

The fabric is not homogenous: Generally it is a hard fabric, close up light red (2.5YR 6/6) to reddish-yellow (5YR 6/6) in colour. Fabric A is very fine, with rare and very small reddish iron-oxide inclusions. Fabric B is a coarse fabric with moderate white and dark brown inclusions.


Fabric A: quartz, mica, iron oxide, limestone, chert and heavy minerals. Fabric B: quartz, reactions rims of disolved limestone, muscovite, rare chert, volcanic rock inclusions. Roman Sauer